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125 Years of Excellence 
Fairmont State College 

Locust Avenue 

Fairmont, WV 26554 

Volume 83 

In support of the 
college's dedi- 
cation to cultural 
diversity, Star 
Vanscoc played 
a vital role in the 
Native American 
Pow-Wow host- 
ed by Fairmont 
State during the 
fall semester. 

Rusty Brown shoots 
a game of pool while 
friends look on in the 
Turley Center. Brown 
takes careful aim, 
trying his best to 
compensate for his 
broken arm. Stu- 
dents learn to over- 
come problems both 
in the classroom and 
in social situations. 
Part of FSC's unique 
atmosphere focuses 
on our ability to 

One part of the 125th 
anniversary was new 
landscaping pro- 
jects. Bret Barclay 
hardly gets a chance 
to notice the newly 
completed work on 
his way off campus. 
Jason Denny and 
Anna McFarren take 
advantage of the 
new passage to the 
Hardway Building as 
a new place to study 
for their upcoming 
mid-term exams. 



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Everybody is quick to tell us "college 
is a lot different from high school." Or 
one may say, "This semester is going 
to be different." That's Fairmont State 
College in a nutshell. Although every school 
constructs new buildings, has parking 
problems, develops new programs and 
enforces new policies, FSC was unique. 

Fairmont State had at least one of each 
while celebrating its 125th anniversary this 
year. President Dillman settled into his fourth 
year, Democratic Governor Bill Clinton of 
Arkansas was elected to the Presidency and 
Fairmont State made a few changes in its 

When students returned in the fall they 
saw, among other things, progress on and 
later the dedication of the new building, and 
the rededication of the one-room school 
house, which had been moved and renovated 
as a part of the improvements made for the 
125th anniversary celebration. 

This school year was a change of attitude 
and awareness. Everything was different. 
Our campus seemed to explode with record 

Three friends stop to 
talk before entering 
Jaynes Hall for their 
first class of the ac- 
ademic year. Many 
students were excit- 
ed about returning 
this semester. It pro- 
vided not only edu- 
cational opportuni- 
ties, but also a 
chance to rekindle 
old friendships and 
develop new ones. 

Freshman Brenda 
Hinkle and friends 
enjoy the warm 
weather and each 
other's companion- 
ship between clas- 
ses on the library 
building's stairs this 
fall. Other students 
walked toward Wall- 
man Hall, talking to 
alleviate the anxiety 
of meeting new in- 

Opening 3 

Valley Falls was a 
popular day's get- 
away for people of 
all ages during the 
summer of '92. Be- 
low, sophomore Mi- 
chael Mathews 
swings on the swing 
set in the play- 
ground with a little 
girl. Mathews, is a 
native of Fairmont 
and is proud of the 
area parks. 

Senior accounting 
major Jon Harris 
stops to scan the 
bulletin board in the 
Turley Center on his 
way to class. The 
bulletin boards are a 
storehouse of infor- 
mation on the events 
happening with both 
on campus organi- 
zations and off cam- 
pus clubs and estab- 

Sophomore Marci 
Wolfe and some of 
her relatives stop to 
take a picture of their 
trip to Disneyland 
this summer. Photo 
courtesy of Wolfe's 
family. (Lower right) 
A student takes a 
break from studying 
outside the library 
building during the 
early weeks of the 
fall semester. 

4 Opening 



Editor-in-chief of The 
Columns for the Fall 
1992, Eddie Gen- 
noy, talks to Fresh- 
man Brooke Lazure 
and friends about the 
next issue of the 
campus paper. Gen- 
noy, a senior, states 
that he feels this 
year's students ap- 
pear to be well-ad- 
justed to college life 
and are becoming 
active in campus ac- 

After a hectic day of 
classes and tests 
these friends leave 
Hardway Hall for the 
day and head to the 
Turley Center for a 
soda and some 
peace before the 
long walk to their 
cars and a night of 
serious studying. 

20 Occasionally Different (Cont.) 

enrollment, not only of traditional students, 
but also of non-traditionals. 

With the growing number of students, more 
diverse viewpoints were observed. Student 
Government President candidates debated 
over the issues in a debate sponsored by The 
Columns newspaper staff. Cultural diversity 
became a popular theme among 
administration and students as the Black 
Student Union sponsored several Cultural 
Awareness rallies and the Interim Racial 
Harassment Policy took effect. 

As students, we at Fairmont State, stand 
together with the common complaints about 
paying too much for rent, food, tuition and 
books. But, we are also bonded by the 
knowledge we obtain and in knowing that 
there has to be a better way. 

As long as we attend FSC, we will continue 
to look for the best survival techniques in a 
world dominated by change and the 
administration, but together or apart, the 
population of the 1992-93 academic year at 
Fairmont State College consisted of survivors 
and was, at least, occasionally different. 


Jennifer Watson, 
Darlene Brooks, and 
Chastity Pettit dis- 
cuss their classes 
outside of Wallman 
Hall. Although they 
all have different in- 
terests, they over- 
come them to see 
their similarities. 


Opening 5 

Student Life 

Points of Interest 

The 1992-93 school 
year started during 
a recession many politi- 
cians refused to ac- 
knowledge. This did not 
stop the prices of vari- 
ous goods and services 
on campus. A semes- 
ter's tuition was about 
$100 more for residents 
of WV. The price for a 
meal in the Turley Center 
sky-rocketed. The pric- 
es in the bookstore 
seemed a bit too high. 

The problem with the 
raise of tuition fees was 
that students could not 
see where their money 
went. The instructors did 
not get a raise. There 
were few added faculty 
members and it seemed 
like less classes were 
being offered. 

The major problem 
with the Turley Center is 
you could order pizza for 
less and the bookstore 
seemed to enjoy the mo- 
nopoly it holds, by D. 

Stacy Moore and Jeanne Ed- 
gell take refuge from the sun 
under the entrance porch to the 
student center. 

Sophomore Paxton 
Kirby, takes a nap In 
the Turley Center 
between classes. 
Kirby and friends 
take advantage of 
the ''The Dun- 
geon's" big-screen 
TV and can be seen 
playing spades to- 
gether almost every 
day. They realize the 
importance of a 
"common ground" in 
helping them cope 
college stress. 


Jeff Loudin takes 
charge with his 
freshman counselor 
group, leading them 
into a rousing cheer 
of enthusiasm for 
their upcoming col- 
lege careers. Loudin 
was Michael Bel- 
mear's second in 
command and was 
essential in helping 
to prepare first year 
counselors for 
Freshmen Orienta- 

In a display of affec- 
tion, senior Michael 
Bennett hugs a friend 
while the Freshman 
Counselors appro- 
priately sing the 
song "Friends" by 
Michael W. Smith in 
the background. 
Bennett and the 
many other counsel- 
ors make college life 
a little less intimi- 
dating for incoming 

Created Equal 

But Not the Same 

s freshmen were assisted In their move 

A by 132 Freshman Counselors, it was 
apparent that life in the dorms would in 
no way resemble their peaceful 
existence at home... Life in the resi- 
dence halls at Fairmont State, was and is truly 
a different occasion. 

From meeting their roommate to becoming 
familiar with the Resident Director, Resident 
Assistants and their neighbors, students had to 
adjust to the noise level, sharing living quarters 
with as many as 150 neighbors and adjusting 
to the new set of rules that make life in the 
dormitory run smoothly. 

To break up the monotony and to give 
residents a chance to meet each other, the 
social committees and staff of each dormitory 
scheduled many events that students could 
take part in. Pence Hall, the male dormitory, 
held their annual Super Bowl party, parties and 
Morrow Hall held among other things, the 

Roommate game, and a 
graduation party that 
included all of the 
residence halls and which 
was emceed by the Doug- 
ger music show. 

With all of the events, 
people and the atmos- 
phere that characterized 
life in a residence hall, 
residents were never at a 
loss for something to do or 
someone to talk to, 

Jose Boria and John Dillman hold ma kj n g \\ \^Q S aiTie aS , but 
stimulating conversation outside the \J » 

Nickel On warm days, people often HOt 6C|Ual tO the yearS they 

go outside to smell the fresh air after r»r«\/"\r»+ ot h^ma 

being cooped up all winter. Sp©ni St llOmS. 


Freshman Counselors 

Help Incoming Students Adjust 

Upon their arrival at Fairmont 
State College, incoming fresh- 
men and their families found 
themselves swimming in a sea of 
maroon and white. 

164 freshman counselors were 
on hand Sunday, August 16 to 
help freshmen living on campus 
move into their new homes in the 
residence halls. 

"I think I saw more parents 
crying than kids," remarked Deb 
Layman, a first year counselor 
and sophomore sociology major. 

Parents departed with tearful 
hugs of goodbye and freshmen 
found that moving far away from 
home for the first time can be 

Freshman Coun- 
selor Rhonda 
Smedley, above, 
performs at the va- 
riety show. This 
was her first year 
as a Freshman 
Counselor, and she 
is probably well on 
her way to becom- 
ing a veteran of 
such events. She 
was a welcome 
addition to the 

Freshman Coun- 
selors Audrey Bol- 
den and Chris Bos- 
tic share a joke. 
Many of the coun- 
selors were a god- 
send to nervous 
parents of first- 
generation stu- 
dents. Not only did 
they move stu- 
dents into their 
residence halls, 
but they put them 
at ease as well. 

both physically and emotionally 
draining. For many, college meant 
meeting with new people. The fa- 
miliarity of home and high school 
was gone. 

Freshman counselors like Lay- 
man are there to bring about fa- 
miliarity and to assist with the 
transitions that both on-campus 
and off-campus freshmen will 

A freshman counselor is a po- 
sition that is not easily filled. 
Those interested must submit an 
application, a resume, a 200 word 
essay explaining why they want 
to be a counselor and must in- 
terview with Michael Belmear, 

student affairs counselor and di- 
rector of student orientation. Un- 
der his direction, those students 
chosen to be Freshman Coun- 
selors attend a special camp at 
Jackson's Mill in Weston to learn 
how to assist the incoming fresh- 

"Camp was good," explained 
Chris Metzgar, senior graphics 
major and third year counselor. 
"You always learn something dif- 
ferent. Michael Belmear taught 
me that people become closer in 
two ways — crying or laughing 
together. At camp, we do both." 

8 Student 

Senior Cathy De- 
Bellis runs through 
the day's activities 
with freshman Raul 
Martinez and also 
reminds him to toe 
the line during his 
career at FSC. 
DeBellis and the 
other counselors are 
quick to tell all that 
they could not have 
done orientation 
without the help of 
Bill Bailey and oth- 

Tammy LaPenotiere 
looks a little intimi- 
dated by a stereo as 
she helped a fresh- 
man move into one 
of the residence 
halls. Many of the 
Freshman Counsel- 
ors were very helpful 
in moving the new 
students in and 
showing them how to 
adjust to college life. 
Maxwell Sapong 
makes a new friend 
at the Freshman Ori- 
entation dance in 
Colebank Hall. 


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The Freshman 
Dance was held 
Tuesday, Aug. 
18 In Colebank 
Hall. (Inset) 

Lucente, James 
Lanham and 
Krlstl Cather 
take a break 
from dancing 
long enough to 
have a soda and 
talk about the 
school year. All 
photos by J. 

Dana Corley, 
Brian Bicknell 
and Stephanie 
Mickey sing the 
song "Friends" 
by Michael W. 
Smith after the 
skits. This year 
the freshmen 
counselors held 
the "FSC Orien- 
tation Variety 
Show" Monday, 
Aug. 17 in the 
Wallman Hall 

Wallman Hall J . ^ 

Auditorium. The Hi*Jh 

students atten- W* **P 

ding the show ' 


seemed to have 
a good time. 

1 Student 

Cherl Hershman 
and Mary Anne 
Shoaff take part 
In the variety 
show. The show 
Is an FSC 
Orientation tra- 
dition and Is 
usually enjoyed 
by both the 
counselors and 
Incoming stu- 
dents. Hersh- 
man and Shoaff, 
like other coun- 
skit at 
Freshman Coun- 
selor Camp. 

The 1992 Fresh- 
man Counselors 
• many apply for 
the task but 
these are the 
ones chosen to 
represent FSC. 
Both returning 
and new coun- 
selors felt a bit 
disoriented be- 
cause of an 
added day. This 
year Orientation 
lasted four 
days, Instead of 
the usual three, 
allowing some 
and added ac- 

Freshman Counselors (cont.) 

Freshmen Coun- 
selors Sue Anne 
Rhymer and 
Jenny Wince 
demonstrate a 
popular dance 
step at the 
Freshman Or-2 
lentatlon Dance 
while freshmen, 
transfer stu- 
dents and other 
watch along the 

A good counselor is one who 
ultimately wants to help and be 
available throughout the 
semester as different needs 
arise. From purchasing meal 
tickets, and textbooks, assisting 
with financial aid and validating 
student IDs to locating 
classrooms on campus, 
counselors are eager to assist 
students in finding their way. 

However, before any 
assistance can be offered, it must 
be organized. This vital role was 
filled by Jeff Loudin and Teresa 
Adkins, administrative assistants 
for FSC's orientation program. 
Together, they spent their 
summer organizing the many 
details of Orientation. They are 
so knowledgeable about the 
program Belmear confesses they 
know the most about how it 
operates. Their experience is 
derived from working closely with 
Belmear and counseling 

previous freshmen. 

Loudin, a senior business 
administration and markeing 
major and third year counselor 
knew he wanted to be a part of 
the program "from the 
experiences I had and the way 
we were treated as incoming 

Adkins, a junior education 
major and a second year 
counselor, cited the same 
reasons for her choosing to be a 
counselor. "It's a way of bringing 
the people out of their shelf. 
When I got here, I was alone and 
I hated that feeling." 

As the freshmen eased into 
their first nights on campus, 
Belmear had a message for his 
counselors that explained why 
they were so unified in their 
goals and enjoyed what they 
were doing. 

"...And one last thing," he 
said, "I love you." 

Life 1 1 

(Below) Mother Superior 
lets the audience know how 
hard it is to be a nun in the 
90's in "Nunsense." 
(left) In "Greater Tuna" Pe- 
tey Fisk (Gunter) appeals 
to the generosity of Tuna 
residents as he tries to per- 
suade them to adopt the Pet 
of the Week. 

#*■ # 

Thurston Wheeler (Fallon) 
tells the citizens of the 
Greater Tuna area of the 
untimely death of Judge 
Rosco Buckner who was 
found dead wearing a 
swimsuit. (Insert) Pearl Bur- 
ns (Fallon) and Vera Carp 
(Gunter) pay tribute to the 
late judge. 

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12 Student 

Town and Gown Players 

Enjoy 33rd Summer Season 

The Fairmont State College 
Masquers Town and Gown Play- 
ers had a successful summer 
season with the productions of 
"Greater Tuna" and "Nun- 

"Greater Tuna" opened the 
Town and Gown Players' 33rd 
season on June 3. John Fallon 
and Jonathan Gunter starred in 
the hilarious, fast-paced comedy 
set in the small, rural town of 
Tuna, Texas. 

The production centered 
around the radio station OKKK 
and featured Fallon and Gunter 
portraying over 20 different char- 
acters, both male and female. 
The play showed us life in Tuna 
on a typical day through the eyes 
of its colorful residents. Many 
topics were covered in the play, 

ranging from censorship to ex- 
traterrestrial life forms. 

The musical "Nunsense" 
opened on July 1 and was cen- 
tered around the Order of the Lit- 
tle Sisters of Hoboken who were 
faced with a terrible dilemma. The 
rest of the order had eaten some 
bad vichyssoise and died of bot- 
ulism while the five sisters in the 
show were out playing Bingo. 
There was enough money to bury 
all but five of the dearly depart- 
ed, so the sisters decided to put 
on a variety show to raise funds 
to inter the sisters on ice in the 
basement before the board of 
health found out about them. 

Susan Coffindaffer, Candi 
Jones, Jodi Turner, Sharene Sin- 
dledecker, and Kirsten Wyatt 

starred in the show. 

The productions of "Greater 
Tuna" and "Nunsense" could 
never had been staged had not 
it been for the hard work and 
dedication of the 1992 Town and 
Gown Resident Company. Mem- 
bers of the resident company 
were responsible for bringing all 
aspects of the productions to life. 
Resident company members 
sacrificed their summer vaca- 
tions to prepare for the produc- 
tions. FSC students who were in 
the resident company were: Dani 
Bohnke, Cathy DeBellis, Jona- 
than Gunter, Lori Knight, Clark 
Robinson, Mile Stiles, Mary Jo 
Thompson, Denise Walker, and 
Skip Wilson. By L. Knight. 

Sister Mary Amnesia (Su- 
san Coffindaffer), along with 
some help from Sister Mary 
Annette, sings of the vir- 
tues of being a nun in the 
Town and Gown production 
of "Nunsense." 

Mother Superior (Sherene 
Sindledecker) and Sister 
Hubert (Candi Jones) try to 
sell their audience on the 
"Baking with the B.U.M. 
Cook-book," that is until 
they find Sister Julia's rec- 
ipe for vichyssoise in the 

Life 13 

Student Activities Fair 

Fills Ballroom to Maximum Capacity 

If you are curious about a cam- 
pus activity, want to find out more 
about what activities are offered 
on campus, or happen to be feel- 
ing social and need to get out, 
come to the Student Activities 
Fair, held early in the semester 
each Fall. 

"Student Activities Fair is for 
every organization to promote 
what they stand for. It is an in- 
formative recruiting tool that lets 
people know what is on cam- 
pus," says Brad Cameron, direc- 
tor of Student Union Activities. 

The Activities Fair began 
around 1978. This year, about 40 
groups participated, including, 
Masquers, Band, Mound, Whet- 
stone, and the Greek organiza- 
tions. This year produced the 
largest turn-out since its begin- 
nings. So much so, that the Stu- 

dent Union may have to find a 
bigger facility for it next year. The 
Turley Center Ballroom was al- 
most too small. Student Activi- 
ties Fair improves group visibil- 
ity, and most groups increase 

This year's display winners 
were: 1st place — International 
Relations Club, 

2nd place — Criminal Justice 

3rd place — Masquers 

The International Relations 
booth did an excellent job of get- 
ting students to participate. One 
of their main attractions was 
signing people's names in Eng- 
lish, Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, 
and Nepalese. 

Criminal Justice Club demon- 
strated finger-printing and mug 
shots, and if someone was feel- 

ing really ambitious and cruel, 
they could have someone "ar- 
rested" for a small donation. All 
proceeds when to aid the victims 
of Miami's Hurricane Andrew. 

Free hot dogs were provided. 
Student writers were encour- 
aged to pick up submission forms 
at the Whetstone booth. For en- 
tertainment, Chris Cox per- 
formed a puppet show, and a 
choir student gave a perform- 
ance from the musical, "Phantom 
of the Opera." Julia Mickey was 
the winner of the Mound drawing. 
She won two pizzas from Little 

Local Disc Jockey J. J. Starr 
emceed the event, announcing 
when performers would go on and 
interviewing students from their 
respective groups. By H. Figlar 




(Above) Masquers 
member Corine Her- 
rod proudly displays 
her groups' success 
at the Activities Fair 
with photos from 
past performances. 
The Environmental 
Society promotes 
Awareness by show- 
ing different meth- 
ods of achieving en- 
vironmental cleanli- 

14 Student 

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Brad Cameron, Di- 
rector of Student Un- 
ion Activities, talks 
to a couple of stu- 
dents during the Stu- 
dent Activities Fair. 
After months of 
preparation and ad- 
vertising, Cameron 
and his assistants fi- 
nally got to see the 
success of their hard 
work and the prom- 
ise of many more and 
bigger Student Ac- 
tivity Fairs in the fu- 

Raj Kalaria and oth- 
er members of the 
International Rela- 
tions Society write a 
young man's name in 
their native lan- 
guages. The Inter- 
national Students 
took first place in the 
displaying contest. 
DJ J. J. Starr, owner 
of High Energy Pro- 
ductions in Fair- 
mont, emceed the 

Life 15 

Friends are an im- 
portant ingredient in 
a student's survival 
in college and the 
Nickel is a key meet- 
ing place during the 
school day. A favor- 
ite of almost all stu- 
dents, it's really the 
place to be when 
you're stuck on- 
campus between 
classes with nothing 
better to do but eat 
and hand out. If one 
looks hard enough 
there is always 
something fun, new, 
and entertaining to 
do in the Student 

The student center 
is a major influence 
on FSC's social life. 
One popular hang- 
out is the Greek 
Room frequented by 
fraternal groups such 
as Tau Beta lota (or 
TBI) and Sigma Tau 
Gamma. The Greek 
Room has bulletin 
boards for all rec- 
ognized greeks, na- 
tional and local. Al- 
though the room is 
called the Greek 
Room it is open to all 
students and is es- 
pecially helpful to 
students trying to 
decide which greek 
to pledge. 


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Student Center Still 
Draws A Crowd 

16 Student 

The Turley Center has been a 
sort ot daytime social center for 
many students at Fairmont State. 
The Student Center was busy as 
usual this school year, but not all 
the news from "The Nickel" has 
been good. 

The Nickel, as it is still called 
by many students, is a gathering 
place. Friends can meet and 
study or just hang out. Freshman 
Daniel Noose says, "I spend a 
large quantity of my time be- 
tween classes at The Nickel. I 
know that is one area of the cam- 
pus that the students can get 
away from the stress for awhile. 
My friends and I bring cards or 
check them out and play spades. 
We usually do not see each other 
besides there because we are 
so busy." 

Although not all students are 

the same, The Nickel has a large 
variety of activities, so as to 
please all. Other than the food, 
The Nickel also offers ping-pong, 
pool, a small game room, the 
Greek Room, and also hosts reg- 
istration and other academic-re- 
lated activities. 

Student Government is also 
housed in the Turley Center as to 
be close to the students. There 
are also many bulletin boards to 
help keep students involved with 
their campus community. 

On the downside, some stu- 
dents have begun to imply a sort 
of social stigma to life at "The 
Nickel." Some feel that people 
will think they have nothing bet- 
ter to do if they spend their extra 
time at the Nickel. Also with the 
loss of the smoking room, many 
people feel that there is not an- 

ymore use in going there to study 
than there is anywhere else. 

Another problem is the new 
prices for food served. Also peo- 
ple have been complaining about 
the fact that there are only two 
pool tables and a lot of people 
that want to play. 

No problem could stand in the 
way of the students who take the 
time to enjoy all Turley Center has 
to offer. In general, the attitude 
toward The Nickel has been high. 

When one student was asked 
about the Turley Center, she 
stated, "The Student Center is 
OK by my eyes. What I'm more 
concerned about is parking. 
When that is solved, come back 
and I might have a complaint 
about 'The Nickel.'" by D. Lay- 


The pool room is an- 
other great place to 
hand out. Many stu- 
dents go hereto play 
pool or watch pool 
tournaments, which 
are sponsored by 
Student Center Ac- 
tivities. The Nickel 
Staff is always hap- 
py to see the stu- 
dents, and even 
happier to see them 
eat. To students in 
the dorm, the Nickel 
is an absolute God- 
send, providing them 
with hot, cheap food. 

Student Government 
Officers Kenny Mar- 
tin and Christy Phil- 
lips oversee a meet- 
ing. Student Govern- 
ment provides many 
campus activities for 
the students, such 
as special concerts. 
Their office, located 
in the Turley Center, 
is easily accessible, 
as are their mem- 
bers. The ping-pong 
room, left, is another 
popular game room, 
where students can 
also play foose-ball. 

Education Major 
Heather Neal and 
Buffy Swick, a Crim- 
inal Justice Major, 
have a friendly chat 
during a campus 
dance. Butty and all 
the other Freshman 
Counselors let oth- 
ers know they are 
there when they are 
needed and show 
they are willing to be 
friends with every- 
body no strings at- 

Friendship is found 
a necessity at FSC 

Friendship is an important as- 
pect of everyone's life. From our 
first teddy bears as babies to our 
love relations or spouses, friends 
are necessary people. Although 
we don't always get along with 
them, we could never get along 
without them. 

Friendships are most impor- 
tant to college students. When 
you're in high school, you make 
friends easily because you al- 
ready know everybody. This isn't 
so easy when you come to col- 
lege, however. When you start 
college, you're thrust into a world 
of adults, as well as a world of 
strangers. Some of these 
"strangers" are in the same boat 
as you — scared, nervous, and 
under a lot of stress. As a fresh- 
man, most students come to col- 
lege scared to death — of clas- 
ses, of finding their way around 
campus, of the cafeteria food, 
and even of each other. The only 
way to ease this fear is through 

Most Friendships at Fairmont 
State are formed in one of three 
ways — through games, a 
strange class, or through food. 
Some of the games used to ce- 
ment friendships are pool, ping- 
pong, rugby, and usually popular 
fantasy board games that are 
played off-campus. 

Some of the food that is pop- 
ular among friends on-campus is 
pizza, Nickel food, and cafeteria 
food. But eating and goofing 
around aren't the only things the 
friendly students of Fairmont 
State participate in. Most stu- 
dents are open to communica- 
tion, and many organizations are 
popular among students. 

Many of the students are quite 
open and friendly, and have no 
problem with bringing people into 
their little groups. Some of the 
best friends one will ever have 
are met in college. Take time to 
enjoy new friendships, by H. Fig- 
la r 

18 Student 

(Middle) These two 
young women are 
outside the Student 
Center, enjoying the 
August sunshine. 
Many students fre- 
quent the outdoor 
benches to take a 
break from classes 
and regain some 
semblance of sanity. 
(Right) Greta Zontek 
makes a new friend 
over sodas and 

Sodas and good 
friends are the cor- 
nerstone of FSC so- 
cial life, and these 
students are living 
proof of this (Insert) 
Mary Ruth Villersand 
Kazi Hague, a stu- 
dent from Nepal, 
dance during the 
Freshman Orienta- 
tion dance, held in 
Colebank Hall. 

Life 19 

Renae Clark, the 
1991 Homecoming 
Queen meets her 
successor, Lori 
Provenzano, a jun- 
ior psychology ma- 
jor representing Tri- 
Sigma sorority. 
Clark represented 
the Black Student 
Union in the 1991 

Collegiates candi- 
date Kate Gorrell is 
escorted by two 
lucky gentlemen: 
Scott Groves and 
her 18 month old 
son, Christian. 
Gorrell, a senior 
music major, has 
been a member of 
the Collegiates 
Choral group since 
1990. (Inset) The 
FSC Falcon Band 
leads the way in the 
Home-coming pa- 
rade through down- 
town Fairmont. 

It seems these 
FSC students 
know all the right 
moves to the 
"Electric Slide" 
during the Home- 
coming Dance. 
The dance is held 
in the Turley 
Center and is 
sponsored by 
Student Govern- 
ment. (Right) 
Student Govern- 
ment Vice Presi- 
dent Ken Martin 
watches as 

various organi- 
zations compete 
for the Falcon 
Spirit Stick which 
he holds. 

20 Student 

. ■ 

Homecoming 1992 

A Birthday Celebration: FSC turns 125 

1992 marked Fairmont 
State's 125th birthday and the 
Homecoming festivities were a 
celebration of "Today built by 
Yesterday" reflecting the 
college's long history. 

The 65th annual Home- 
coming began on Monday, 
November 9th with an encore 
performance by the Tripoli Steel 
Drum Band. According to 
Student Government Vice- 
President Kenny Martin, the 
band was asked to return after a 
positive reception from the 
previous year's Homecoming 
performance. Martin and the 
other Student Government 
officers were responsible for 
planning and implementing all of 
the Homecoming activities. 

On Tuesday, the students 
competed for the Falcon Spirit 
Stick during the traditional 
bonfire at Rosier Field. A new 
addition to the bonfire and Spirit 
Stick competition was a 
fireworks demonstration that 
wrapped up the evenings 

Wednesday students were 
entertained by several talented 
comedians that were featured 

during comedy night. 

On Thursday, many students 
enjoyed the Homecoming 
Dance where the queen 
candidates were formally 
introduced (and everyone 
received a 125th anniversary 
Homecoming T-shirt.) 

The Freshman counselors 
had their annual reunion on 
Friday, also students cast their 
ballots for Homecoming queen 
in the Turley Center. 

Saturday began with the 
Homecoming parade which 
featured floats designed to 
reflect certain time periods 
throughout FSC's 125 year 
history. The three best floats 
were chosen according to their 
authenticity in replicating the 
time period that they 
represented. The Sigma Sigma 
Sigma sorority took first place in 
the Homecoming parade 
contest, the TKE fraternity was 
awarded second place, and the 
FSC Environmental Society won 
third place with their version of 
the "Summer of Love - 1967" 

During halftime at the FSC - 

West Liberty football game, 
President Robert Dillman 
crowned Lori Provenzano the 
1992 Homecoming Queen. 
Provenzano, a junior 
psychology major from Weirton, 
W. V. represented the Sigma 
Sigma Sigma sorority. Danyelle 
Reed, also a junior psychology 
major from Weirton, W. V. was 
named the Maid of Honor. Reed 
was the TKE fraternity 

Each campus organization 
that wished to participate in 
Homecoming activities, chose a 
candidate to represent the 
group in the Homecoming 
Queen competition, and was 
required to enter a float in the 
Homecoming Parade. The 
Student body then voted on 
their choice for Queen and Maid 
of Honor. 

A concert on Saturday 
evening by Roberta Flack 
brought the week long 
Homecoming celebration to a 
close. Many FSC alumni 
attended and along with the 
students, celebrated FSC's 
125th birthday in style. 

Black Student 
Union representa- 
tive Robin Brookens 
is all smiles for the 
crowd gathered to 
support Fairmont 
State College's 
125th Birthday 
Homecoming Pa- 
rade. The parade 
followed a route 
through downtown 
Fairmontand ended 
at the Rosier Field 
on campus. 

Life 21 

Members of Chi 
Sigma Nu sorority 
show off their ban- 
ner and their spirit 
during the tradi- 
tional bonfire and 
Falcon Spirit Stick 
competition which 
was held November 
9 at Rosier Field. 
Greek rivalry at FSC 
tends to rise during 
Homecoming week 
as the different or- 
ganizations com- 
pete against each 
other for the spirit 
stick and for best 
float in the parade. 

Twenty different 
campus organiza- 
tions were repre- 
sented by the can- 
didate of their 
choice in the 1992 
Homecoming cel- 
ebration. Lori 
Provenzano, repre- 
sentative for Sigma 
Sigma Sigma soror- 
ity was named 
Queen, while 

DanyelleReed, Tau 
Kappa Epsilon fra- 
ternity candidate, 
was named first 
runner up. 

Lori Knight and 
Frank Lopez enjoy 
the ride on the FSC 
Society's "Summer 
of Love- 1967" en- 
try, which won third 
prize in the Home- 
coming Parade 
Float competition. 
Entries in the pa- 
rade were asked to 
represent a period 
in Fairmont State 
College's 125 year 

22 Student Life 

Members of Tri- 
Sigma sorority turn 
out to support their 
queen candidate, 
and the Falcon foot- 
ball team. Groups 
also competed for 
the coveted Falcon 
Spirit Stick during 
the annual bonfire 
at Rosier field. (In- 
set) Tina Cutlip, 
Student Govern- 
ment Secretary, in- 
troduces the twenty 
homecoming can- 
didates during the 

Valerie Lucente 
and her escort, Eric 
Weese, and Char- 
iene Haddix braved 
the bitter No vem ber 
weather as they 
await the an- 
nouncement of the 
new queen. 

Life 23 

fl Special Occasion 

Homecoming Features Anniversary 

Fairmont State has had a really busy year, 
with many events rounding it out. The 
school year began with students moving 
into the dorms, with the help of 
many Freshmen Counselors Home- 
coming was the next big event, with many fun- 
filled events such as a bonfire, a reggae concert, the 
Homecoming football game, and the Robert Flack 
concert. Perhaps the biggest newsmaker on 
campus was the celebration of FSC's 125-year 
anniversary, complete with its own logo, created by 
local artist LeeAnn McVicker. The celebration went 
on all year long. 

Around the same time of Homecoming was the 
moving and reopening of the old one-room school 
house. Ceremonies were held throughout the day, 
and a statue of Miss Ethel Ferrell was erected in the 
honor of education. Many dramatic events occurred 
concerning the building's history. 

The Masquers performed a dramatic version of 
Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," with faculty 
member John Teahan playing the lead role of 
Ebenezer Scrooge. That weekend, the FSC 
Chamber Choir performed 
Handel's "Messiah," in 
Colebank Hall. The band 
also performed their winter 
season concert. The concert 
was named for its array of 
Christmas and Chanukah 
music. The annual lighting of 
the campus Christmas tree 
was also held in celebration 
of the season. 

Upon their return for the 
spring semester, students 
took part in basketball and 
base-ball games, and the 
ever-popular and always 
nerve-racking process of fall 
registration, looking at 
apartments and summer job 

hunt. ByH.Figlar. 

Artist LeeAnn McVicker 
proudly displays her winning 
artwork slogan for the 125th 
anniversary of Fairmont 

State College. 


After many 

months of re- 
storation and 
renovation, the 
old Snodgrass 
School was re- 
dedicated Oct. 
30 in its new 
location. In- 
cluded in the 
ceremony was 
the unveiling of 
a statue of Miss 
Ethel Ferrell, 
which was 

sculpted by Dr. 
Barry Snider, 
professor of art 
at FSC. 

Fairmont State 
College Presi- 
dent Robert J. 
Dillman and 
Maestra Ra- 
chael Worby 
share their 
views on the 
Wheeling Sym- 
phony Orches- 
tra's perfor- 
mance at Cole- 
bank Hall. The 
Wheeling Sym- 
phony per- 
formed many 
concerts at 
Fairmont State. 
Photos by Johnny 

24 Campus 

Fairmont State 
College Presi- 
dent, Dr. Robert 
Dillman congrat- 
ulates a Monon- 
gahela Power 
Company repre- 
sentative on 
their successful 
completion of 
the Technology 
Education's el- 
ectric vehicle. 
Students from 
the technology 
division teamed 
up with Mon 
Power to build 
the car. 

Roberta Flack 

Performs Concert 

As a part of the 
1992 Home- 
coming activi- 
ties, singer 
Roberta Flack 
appeared in concert 
Nov. 14 at the Feaster 

The concert was the 
final culminating event 
of a weeklong schedule 
of activities, including 
such activities as a 
bonfire, reggae con- 
cert, a fireworks display, 
a parade and the 
reopening of the one- 
room schoolhouse. 

Freshman Jeromy 
Dyre stated "This 
should be quite 
different than last year's 
fall concert. It seems as 
though FSC is catering 
more to the non- 
traditional student more 
now than in the past. I 
think this is good as the 
non-trads make up a 
significant proportion of 
our student body, but I 
do not plan on 
attending the perfor- 

Singer Roberta Flack 
was featured in concert 
as a part of FSC's 
Homecoming activities. 

News 25 



Fairmont State College students listen 
closely as Ted Offett explains what to 
do if attacked. Offett taught a weeklong 
self-defense course after several 
assaults occurred on campus. 

Scott Cervo demonstrates a defense 
technique on a Fairmont State College 
student. Many FSC students 
participated in the class, which was 
arranged Student Government. 

Students respond 

to attempted assaults on campus 

Rape and violent crimes rarely 
occur on Fairmont State's 
campus. However, no one is 
safe from violent crime or sexual 
assault. Although the statistics 
have shown that there was only 
one reported case of rape and 
three reported cases of assault, 
many students decided to take it 
upon themselves to prevent the 
situation from worsening. 

Valerie Lucente began the 
promotion of a week-long self- 
defense class to help promote 
awareness and prevention. "We 
all need to take precautions 
because preventions and 

knowledge are your best 
weapons," Lucente said. 
"Rather than pass the buck and 
make a suggestions, I accepted 
the responsibility myself." 

During the week of 
September 28-October 1, 
Lucente, along with volunteer 
instructors Scott Cervo and 
Michelle Van Horn, held self- 
defense classes in the Turley 
Center Ballroom, teaching 
various techniques and escape 
methods. Students were able 
to sign up for the classes in The 
Nickel, and classes were held in 
the evenings. Lucente said the 

classes were very successful, 
and that promotion of "The 
Buddy System" was 

Criminal Justice students 
James Lanham and Jim Gibson 
also attended these sessions, 
giving informative lectures and 
demonstrations. The Fairmont 
Police Department provided 
legal aspects for the program. 

Students are encouraged to 
attend next year's seminar to 
prevent a rape or violent crime 
happening to them. 

26 Campus 

Ted Offett explains several self-defense 
techniques to Fairmont State students. 
Offett taught a self-defense course on 
campus after several attacks occurred 
on campus and in surrounding areas. 

Black belt Scott Cervo and a Fairmont 
State student practice several defensive 
techniques during the week-long class 
which was taught by Cervo and Ted 

Ronetta Kelly and Tammy Defranco 
practice some of the techniques 
demonstrarted during the self-defense 


Professor promotes 

International education at Fairmont 

During his sabbatical leave 
last year, Dr. Tulasi R. Joshi met 
with various dignitaries of 
Nepal, including the king and 
prime minister of Nepal, and 
briefed them about various 
Nepalese activities going on in 

Joshi, a native of Nepal and 
a professor of geography at 
FSC since 1972, was in Nepal 
for three months during his 
sabbatical from the college, 
primarily to conduct research on 
the growth of Kathmandu and to 
serve as a visiting professor at 
Tribhuvan University (TU). 

En route, he visited many 
countries including Saudi 
Arabia, Pakistan, Thailand, 

China and Japan. During these 
visits he talked to the U.S. 
education advisers to promote 
the education program at FSC. 
He also made presentations at 
King Saud University, Riyadh, 
Saudi Arabia. 

He has actively worked in 
adding the Nepalese dimension 
to the international education 
program of the college. Joshi 
was instrumental in the 
establishment of the Nepal 
Scholar Fund at FSC to assist 
Nepalese students to study at 
the college, with the support of 
the Association of Nepalis in the 
Americas (ANA) and Nepalese 
communities across the US and 
Canada. In addition he 

arranged various programs on 
Nepal at FSC including the visit 
by the Nepalese ambassador to 
the US for the international 
week program in 1990. 

Reflecting on his sabbatical, 
Joshi said, "I think this was a 
once in a lifetime experience 
not many people are able to 
possess. It was a wonderful 
experience to have the first 
hand knowledge of different 
cultures and landscapes in a 
kaleidoscopic manner as I 
passed from one country to 
another. This experience 
enriched me in increasing my 
effectiveness in teaching 
geography courses," said Joshi. 

By Eddie Gennoy. 

Dr. Tulasi Joshi and the House 
adviser to the Prime Minister of 
Nepal take time out of their 
schedules to pose for a picture. 

Dr. Joshi briefs Penny Walker, 
U.S. Education Foundation 
Director in Kathmandu about the 
international program at FSC. 

While in Nepal, Joshi talks with 
government officials of the Urban 
Planning Department. 

-!»■ - 

28 Campus 






Nepal scholarships presented 

Dr. Tulasi Joshi, coordinator of the Nepal 
Scholarship Fund at Fairmont State College awarded 
scholarships to Sanjay Shrestha and Rabi Shrestha, 
Nepalese students studying at FSC. 

The Nepal Scholarship was established in 
compliance with the College's international objectives 
with support of Nepalese communities across the U.S. 
and Canada, particularly the Association of the Nepalis 
in the Americas. 

As a result of the program, the Nepalese students are 
able to attend Fairmont State College, where both major 
in marketing and management. 

Both Sanjay and Rabi actively participated in 
activities while at Fairmont State, particularly those that 
promote their homeland. 

In order to promote international awareness at FSC, 
Dr. Joshi, a native of Nepal, displayed the traditional 
costume and other paraphernalia from his homeland 
during International Week in the library. 


While in Saudi Arabia, Dr. Joshi 
makes a presentation on the use 
of computers in the geography 

News 29 

The Wheeling Symphony 
Orchestra performs a number at 
their Hooked on Swing concert 
in Colebank Hall. The symphony 
often plays to a sell-out crowd, 
with an enthusiastic welcome 
from the audience. 

Larry Elgart introduces a 
snappy swing number from the 
symphony. Elgart Is a master 
saxophonist, and his solos at 
the concert "blew" everyone 


30 Campus 

Symphony performs 

to sold-out crowds at Colebank Hall 

Fairmont State College has 
sponsored many culturally 
aesthetic events, a favorite of 
which is the Wheeling 
Symphony Orchestra. Directed 
by First Lady Rachael Worby, 
the symphony has performed 
for several years on-campus, 
delighting faculty and students 

In the past, the symphony 
has performed music by many 
composers. This year, the 
symphony performed under the 
theme Hooked on Swing. The 
music was from the late 1940s- 

50s, highlighting composers 
from the Swing era. Some of 
the songs featured were "In the 
Mood," "String of Pearls," and 
"Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy from 
Company B." The featured 
performer for the concert was 
Larry Elgart, a prestigious 

Many students enjoy 
attending these concerts, 
usually just for the change of 
pace and music. "I really enjoy 
these concerts," says Tanya 
Johnston, a sophomore from 
French Creek. "It may be a 

Maestra Rachael Worby leads 
the symphony through a short 
tuning and warm-up exercise 
before a number at the Hooked 
on Swing concert. Music from 
the 1940s-50s was performed. 

Governor Gaston Caperton and 
First Lady Rachael Worby talk at 
a reception In FSC President, 
Dr. Robert Dillman's house, on 
the night of the Hooked on 
Swing concert. 

different kind of music from the 
kind I usually listen to, but it 
certainly can be a refreshing 

Many students and faculty 
agree, as every show the 
symphony has performed has 
sold out. The symphony is 
always given a warm and 
enthusiastic welcome on- 
campus, and is always 
encouraged to return. In the 
words of Rachael Worby, "We'll 
see you at the symphony!" By 

H. Figlar. 

Members of the symphony 
presented Dr. Dillman with a 
plaque of appreciation at the 
reception for the Hooked on 
Swing concert. 

Maestra Rachael Worby gives a 
warm and energetic introduction 
for the Hooked on Swing 
concert. Photos by Johnny Piscitelli.2 

News 31 


Change their tune 

Student involve- 
me nt in 

planning and 

unity within the 
group set the tune 
for FSC's marching 
band in 1993, making 
this year's performances 
a different occasion. 

"We do things 
together other than 
practicing and per- 
forming," commented 
Jay Minnich, student 
assistant to the band. 
"Because of this, band 
is more fun. It's not just 
another class." 

According to Minnich 
student attitude, self- 
esteem and pride have 
risen to a new level 
under the direction of 
Dr. Kirk Weller, who was 
named Director of 
Bands in 1992. 

"Dr. Weller tried to 
instill family unity in the 
band," Minnich added. 
"It's had a positive effect 
on the band. We 
support each other as 
individuals and as part of 
the group." 

An Activity Fair 
regular, senior Edu- 
cation major, Chris Cox 
has been doing ven- 
triloquism since high 


32 Academics 


caid, a sopho- 
more Human 
Services major 
talks to her 
adviser, Mr. Joe 
Larry, after a 
Social Problems 
class. Although 
the Human Ser- 
vices has a 
small enrol- 
lment, most 
people recog- 
nize it as a 
division of the 
Sociology De- 

Under Construction: 

As a part of her 
class assign- 
ment, an Edu- 
cation major 
uses the Educa- 
tion Index to 
find valuable in- 
formation. The 
Education Index 
is a part of the 
new Computer 
network in the 
library devel- 
oped with West 
Virginia's Uni- 
versity and 
Shephard Coll- 

In step with the 
music, members 
of the Fairmont 
State Marching 
Band practice 
line drills at 
Band Camp. 
Camp gave the 
members of the 
band an oppor- 
tunity to not 
only practice 
together, but 
also to meet 
and get to know 
each other. 

Fairmont State College gets a new look 


With construction on both the Fairmont and 
Clarksburg campuses, the 1992 academic 
year at Fairmont State College was truly a 
different occasion. However, the new Edu- 
cation and Health Careers building was not 
the only thing under construction. Many groups and 
programs were either rebuilding or just getting started. 
A new Aviation program was added to the Technology 
Department, the FSC Marching Band was rebuilding its 
program under the direction of Dr. Kirk Weller, who 
began his tenure at FSC in 1991. 

According to senior Jay Minnich, a music major, the 
changes Dr. Weller made in the band were for the 
better. "The changes Dr. Weller made really improved 
student attitude within band members, self-esteem and 
pride in the band have risen to a new level." Minnich said 
and added that, "band is now more fun, it's not just 
another class." 

Many new groups were also added to the roster, 
including a new Outside Adventure Club and the 
College Action for the Community, which was once 
again becoming active. 

With all of the construction on campus, change 

seemed inevitable. Most 
students agreed, though that 
the changes made are for the 
better. " I feel that the change 
the college is going through is 
good for the college, and 
promotes growth in the 
students," said sophomore 
Lori Tinney, a nursing major. 

"As we move into the 21st 
Century, the physical changes 
at Fairmont State are a 
positive thing," agreed 
sophomore political science 
major James Lee IV. "It will be 
sophomore Luia Barnes, a nice when attitudes change as 

Childcare major, takes time out w/pll " 
to study in the Nickel. The wyi1 ' 
Nickel is a popular place to pass 
the time between classes. 

Organizations 33 

Director of Bands 
Dr. Kirk Welier 
claps out the beat 
while directing 
Fairmont State 
College's March- 
ing Band. Dr. 
Welier became Di- 
rector of Bands in 
1992 and has since 
developed a fam- 
ily-like unit in the 

In step with the mu- 
sic, band members 
B.D. Harman and 
Leslie Lively prac- 
tice a field show 
before Saturday's 
game in an early 
morning practice. 


Jay Minnich, stu- 
dent assistant to the 
band, practices the 
trumpet before the 
Homecoming Pep 
Rally at the Feaster 
Center. (Right) Fea- 
ture twirler Tonya 
McCourt performs a 
routine for the home 
crowd at Fairmont 
State's Rosier Field. 

34 Academics 

Marching band celebrates change 

The 1992-93 season marked the 61st year for 
the Fairmont State College marching band. During 
that time the band has gone through many 
changes from new uniforms and directors to greater 
student involvement and numerous activities. 

According to Jay Minnich, student assistant to 
the band, the band became a "family unit" during 
the performances and practices. "We do things 
together other than practicing and performing. 

Minnich added that, Dr. Kirk Weller, who was 
named director of bands in 1992, "tried to instill 
family unity in the band." This, according to 
Minnich, "had a positive effect on the band." 

Under the direction of Dr. Weller, the marching 
band has grown to 40 members, and in 1992 paid 
tribute to Disney, the Olympics and Motion Pictures 
in their field shows. 

"Doing different shows is a challenge from week 
to week," explained sophomore clarinet player 
Tabitha Moore. "But, it prevents the boredom and 
burnout you normally get in high school band after 
doing the same show all year long." 

"Moore also said that, "Student attitude is great. 
Before Dr. Weller came self-esteem and pride in the 
band was low. Now, it has risen to a very high 

level." By Leslie Babe. 

Everybody loves a 
parade. Valerie 
Veith and Melissa 
Rosiak, members 
of the flag corps 
carry the banner for 
the Falcon March- 
ing Band during the 
Homecoming Pa- 
rade Nov. 14. In the 
background, the 
remainder of the 
line-up for the an- 
nual event can be 
seen crossing the 
Mid-City Bridge in 
downtown Fair- 

^,1992-93 Falcon Mar- 
ching Band, under the 
direction of Dr. Kirk 
Weller, currently marches 
40 people Including 
auxiliary, marches at all 
home football games, the 
Homecoming Parade, and 
has been the guest band at 
the North Marion and Philip 
Barbour Band Spec- 
taculars. This year, the 
band also traveled to 
Atlanta, Georgia to give 
shows and compete. 

Organizations 35 

Two members of 
the FSC percus- 
sion ensemble 
play the school 
song after a Falcon 
field goal. The 
Marching Band 
practices three 
times a week to 
perfect their field 
shows and to pre- 
pare for upcoming 
competitions and 

Drum Major Valerie 
Huffman directs 
FSC's marching 
band at a home 
game at Rosier 
Field. As drum ma- 
jor, Huffman assists 
Band Director Dr. 
Kirk Weller in direct- 
ing the band during 
performances and 
in organizing prac- 

Kappa Psi (Band 
rary) Dr. Kirk Weller, 
Adviser; Jay Minnich, 
President; Regina Burton, 
V. President; Leslie Lively, 
Secretary; Larry Harman, 
Treasurer. (Back Row) 
Valerie Huffman, John 
Lynch, Josh Merritt, Crys- 
tal Smith. 

3b Academics 

To the beat of a dif- 
ferent drum, mem- 
bers of the per- 
cussian ensemble 
play the school 
song at the Nov. 10 
Homecoming Rally 
in the Feaster Cen- 
ter. (Left) Members 
of Fairmont State 
College's trumpet 
section perform be- 
fore the home 
crowd during half- 
time at a Saturday 
game at Rosier 

Mike Cale takes a 
breather while 
practicing a field 
show during sum- 
mer band camp. 
Each summer 
members of the 
band return to 
Fairmont State a 
week before 

classes to prepare 
for the upcoming 



Making pre- 

parations for a 
Black Student 
Union event, Jim 
Goines and April 
Thompson make 
sure everything is 
in order before 
making work 
assignments at the 
next BSU meeting. 
BSU meetings are 
held each Tuesday 
at 12:30 in room 
128 Hardway 

Men in comfortable 
clothes, Antonio 
McCloud and Ollie 
Gaiters participate 
in a skit for the Black 
Student Union's 
Talen Show. (Right) 
Alpha Phi Alpha's 
"Steppin Hard" at 
the BSU Talent 
Show. The BSU 
Talent Show was 
held in April in the 
Wallman Hall Audi- 
torium. The show 
was organized and 
carried out by mem- 
bers of the BSU. 

BlackSjudent Union: Antoinette 
Hines, chaplin; Joetta Brown, 
treasurer; Joe Wright, President; 
Amena Oliver, vice president; 
Patrick Martin, BSU rep for A4A; 
Irwin Hastings, sgt. fo arms; Rev. 
Richard Bowyer, advisor. (Row 
2) Renae Clark, Toyao Blair, 
Monica Hines, Bernard Jones, 
Raymond Spriggs, Lenwood 
Tivis. (Row 3) Tonya Parker, 
Coilynn Miller, Dana English, 
Michelle Scott, Monty Oxley, 
Sonja Black. (Back Row) Eunice 
Green-Thompson, Renee 
Brookens, Jeremy Thomas, 
antoinette Huff, April Thompson, 
Armenia Tolliver, Samuel 

38 Academics 

Mem bers of the Black 





Mai com 

Oliver, Eric Sherman, 
Crystal Singleton, 
Michelle Holifield, 
Coilynn Miller and 
Robin Givens, enjoy 
the food and the 
company at the 
Multicultural Cookout 

How do we really institute 
cultural diversity and what does 
it mean" Eunice Green, 
Fairmont State College's first 
multicultural affairs director, asks 
herself this everyday since the 
program began in 1989. 

"The Multicultural Affairs 
Office was created to enhance 
the presence of minority 
students, to increase retention 
and recruitment," explained 

"What I see are American 
students of color. My primary 
responsibility is to the minority 
students such as African 
American, Hispanic, Native 
American and Alaskan Native 
American," she said. 

American students of color 
most often experience 
adjustment problems in a 
predominantly white institution. 
Green helps them to adjust and 
monitors their, progress to 

prevent them from dropping out 
of college. 

She emphasizes that 
American students color are not 
secluded. "It's just a natural 
state. Most things are geared 
for the majority and is not 
intentional. Adjustment is 
harder because they don't have 
the support mechanisms," 
explained Green. 

"Bringing attention to cultural 
diversity is a positive start. We 
have moved forward in the 
history of Fairmont State 
College programs," an 
undertaking she credits 
President Robert Dillman with 
having promoted. 

"It really has been the 
intention of President Dillman 
that the presence of minority 
students be noted on campus," 
she said. 

However, to promote that 
presence, Green has found that 

some common ground must be 
laid. "Everybody has his own 
agenda. Cultural diversity is 
evident in the college, but not 
many have the same definition," 
she said. 

The equity and Human 
Relations Counsel, a social 
justice council, is an branch of 
the Multicultural Affairs Office. 
The counsel promotes 
advocacy on behalf of persons 
of color and women. They 
sponsor Handicap Awareness 
Day, Women's Concern issues, 
conduct feasibility surveys for 
on campus day care and tutor 
elementary students. 

According to Green, the 
Multicultural Affairs Office is 
designed to integrate students 
of color into the mainstream. 

"We are getting better," she 
said. "It takes time." 

Class of 
M1ftdd# Teacher 
EdubmRn Program: 
Dr. Harry Hadley, 
Dean of Education; 
Warren Baker, Pro- 
fessor; Lori Burks, 
Sonny Green, Bobby 
Hillman, Tom Ros- 
coe, Troy Collins, 
Tiffany Cole. 

Organizations 39 

Valerie Lucenle, 
the ROTC repre- 
sentative for the 
court is driven 
through the pa- 
rade route by Ca- 
det Charles 
Hillberry Nov. 14. 
(Far Right) CDT 
Jerry Wood, CPT 
Barry Hendricks 
and CDT Gregory 
Manns assume 
their positions 
during the ROTC 
Change of Com- 
mand Ceremony. 

ROTC Mission... 

To conduct cadet activities 
which prepare MS III Cadets for 
advanced camp and MS IV 
Cadets for commissioning; 
recruit quality cadets into the 
cadet corps and retain these 
cadets through commissioning; 
enhance the reputation of the 
United States Army and ROTC 
through service to the college 
and community. 

Army ROTC (Reserve Officer 
's Training Corps) is a program 
which combines college 
courses in military science with 
summer training sessions to turn 
students into officers. Upon 
successful completion of the 
program and graduation, cadets 
are awarded a commission as a 
second lieutenant in either the 

U.S. Army, the Army National 
Guard or the U.S. Army 

A two-year cross-enrolled 
Army ROTC program was first 
established at Fairmont State 
College in 1979. In 1982, it was 
expanded to a four-year 
program. The college's ROTC 
company, Delta Company, 
Mountain Battalion, is an 
extension of West Virginia 

ROTC provides the Army with 
more than 70 percent of its 
officers, by providing leadership 
and management training, 
ROTC helps a student develop 
many of the qualities basic to 
success in the Army or in a 
civilian career. 

Under the leadership of 

Sergeant First Class Todd 
Minicozzi, Captain Barry 
Hendricks and Company 
Commander Jerry Wood, 77 
students are part of the 
program. Thirteen of these 
students are contracted officers. 
Six of these students are 
scholarship cadets, an 
accomplishment that requires a 
combination of a strong ACT 
score, good high school 
academic standing and 
participation in extracurricular, 
leadership and athletic activities. 
"They are first and foremost 
students," commented Captain 
Hendricks. "But these students 
have made a commitment, 
chosen a path they want to 

Rangers: CDT/ 
)avid Ewing, CO; 
CDT/^LT Joseph 
Nemuras, XO; SFC 
Todd Minicozzi, 

Ranger Advisor. (Back 
Jim Gibson, CDT 
Michael Green, CDT 
Michael McNeely. 

40 Academics 

receives congratu- 
lations from Asst. 
Professor of Mili- 
tary Science CPT. 
Barry Hendricks for 
her being selected 
Top MS III for the 
fall semester. (Be- 
low) CDT David 
Ewing demon- 
strates the tech- 
nique for the ROTC 
Combat Water Sur- 
vival Test. 

tC: CPT Barry Hendricks, 
|COGregory Manns, CDT/ 
Jerry Wood, CDT/CPT 
David Ewing, SFC Todd 
Minicozzi. (Row 2) CDT 
Ranaee Janis, CDT Joe 
Nemuras, CDT Jim Gibson, 
CDT Angel Catlett. (Back 
Row) CDT Michael Green, 
CDT Charles Hillberry, CDT 
Keith Bailey, CDt Michael 

Organizations 41 


Sen. Joe Manchin 
gives a speech on 
equity in state 
schools during a 
student govern- 
ment meeting. 
Student Govern- 
ment later sent a 
group of students 
to the state capital 
in Charleston to 
lobby for equity in 
funds allotted to 
state schools. 

Clinton Cooper 
and Cathy De- 
Bellis listen to a 
question during 
the Presidential 
Debate for 

Student Govern- 
ment. The debate 
was held Mar. 25 
and was spon- 
sored by The 
Columns news- 
paper staff. 

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l n n 


42 Academics 

tors Association: 
Ma^yj^nne Shoaff, April 
SimorH Julia Mickey, 
Heather Martin. (Back 
Row) Karen Wolfe, Brett 
Barkley, Debbie Duni- 
gan, Kristy Phillips. 

V rr 

Presidential debate held Mar. 25 

On Thursday, March 25, 
The Columns newspaper 
staff sponsored a debate in 
the Turley Center Ballroom 
between the candidates 
running to serve as 
Student Government 
President for the 1993-94 
school year. The debate 
was started with a one 
minute statement from each 
candidate in which they 
briefly expressed why they 
felt they were qualified to 
be president. 

James Lee, IV and Julie 
Love, the co-editors of The 
Columns, served as 

moderators for the hour- 
long session, directing 
prepared questions to each 
of the three candidates. 
The questions ranged from 
the opening question about 
allegations of a poll tax at 
Fairmont State College, to 
questions about tuition 

The last fifteen minutes 
of the debate was opened 
to allow the audience to ask 
questions to the 

Student Government 
Elections were held March 
30-31 in the Turley Center. 

Those students elected to 
offices were: Mike 

Sposato, president; Valerie 
Lucente, vice president; 
Lori Fields, secretary; Amy 
Jackson, treasurer. 

Sposato is a junior 
education major from 
Albany, New York. 
Lucente, a Clarksburg 
native, is a sophomore 
majoring in elementary 
education. Fields is a 
senior from Summersville 
also majoring in elementary 
education. Jackson is a 
junior from Sutton majoring 
in banking in finance. 

Cathy DeBellis 
and Mike Sposato 
participate in the 
Mar. 25 Student 
Government Pres- 
idential Debate 
which was spon- 
sored by The 
Columns news- 








Pw^eta Kappa, Two- 
Ye|tf\^ssociate Degree 

Organizations 43 

in February 

"J.B.", a modern adaptation of 
the biblical story of Job by 
Archibald MacLeish, was per- 
formed in the Wallman Hall 
Auditorium at 8:00 p.m. on 

"J.B." is a story about faith, 
suffering and integrity. J.B.'s 
faith is tested by God and the 

"I happen to feel that suffering 
is a part of living. This play isn't 
negative about life, it's about 
faith. It's about J.B.'s faith and 
what he does with his suffering," 
explained Dr. Charles Swanson, 

During J.B.'s test of faith, he 
loses his children in an accident, 

a murder and a war. His wife, 
Sarah, deserts him when he re- 
fuses to give up his faith in God. 
Tickets for "J.B." could be re- 
served by calling the box office 
at 367-4240 from 10 a.m. until 2 
p.m. weekdays. FSC students 
received one ticket when they 
presented a validated I.D. 

The cast includes: Zuss, 
Chris Cox; Nickles, Michael 
Stiles; J.B., James Johnson; 
Sarah, Denise Hyre; David, Colin 
McKeen; Mary, Heather Shay; 
Jonathan, Heath Hunter; Ruth, 
Caitlan Rexrode; Rebecca, 
Jordan Rexrode; Soldier #1, 
Joe Patterson; Soldier #2, Colin 
McKeen; Reporter #1, Virgil 

Rogers; Reporter #2, Jason 
Garcia; Girl, Shelly Rogan; Police 
Officer #1, Jeff Carder; Police 
Officer #2, Erik Bennett; Civil 
Defense Officer #1, Joe 
Patterson; Civil Defense Officer 
#2, Evan Worthington; Mrs. 
Evans, Jennifer Mosely; Mrs. 
Bottecelli, Dee Oliver; Mrs. 
Murphy, Chessica Winkler; Mrs. 
Lesure, Chris Wagoner; Jolly, 
Heather Shay; Boy, Heath 
Hunter; Miss Mabel, Theresa 
Martin; Bildad, Scott 
McCutcheon; Zophar, Charles 
Roberts; and Eliphaz, Mike 

Clowning around 
for the camera, 
Mike Stiles and 
Mary Ruth Villers 
shot for the one- 
act plays. Each 
year, the Fine Arts 
division at Fair- 
mont State 
College presents 
the one-act plays 
which are directed 
by students. Photo 
by Johnny Piscitelli. 

Senior Chris Cox 
poses with his 
entourage. Cox, a 
member of the 
Masquers theater 
group, performs a 
ventriloquism act 
annually for the 
Masquers booth at 
Fairmont State 
College's Ac- 
ztivities Fair, held 
Sept. 16 in the 
Turley Center 

Orat Interptretation Team : 
Hfeaikfer Shay, Stephanie, 
Cathy Debellis, Shelly 
Rogan. (Back Row) Jeff 
Ramsey, Mike Stiles, Lori 
Knight, Mary Jo Thomp- 
son, B.J. Sherman, 

44 Academics 

Joseph Patterson 
practices his lines 
for the Fine Arts 
performance of 
"J.B., a modern 
adaption of the 
biblical story of 
Job by Archibald 
MacLeish. Pat- 
terson, a junior 
Graphic Arts 
major portrayed 
Officer #1 in the 
Feb. 25-27 


Steve Weese 
takes time out of 
his practice 

schedule to pose 
fora publicity shot 
for the one-act 
plays. The one- 
acts are 
annually by 
students, and are 
directed by 
students in the 
Fine Arts division. 

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Actors from the 
December 19-20 
performance of "A 
Christmas Carol" 
practice their 
parts in the play 
based on Charles 
Dickens' master- 
work. The script 
for the play was 
adapted by Daniel 
Weber, an as- 
sociate professor 
of theater at 
Farimont State 

Heather Shay 
practices her part 
in the student 
directed one-act 
plays. The one- 
acts were directed 
by Fine Arts 
majors, Jeff 
Ramsey, Mary Jo 
Thompson and 
Mike Stiles. 

Organizations 45 

Steve Weese and 
Virgil Rogers 
practice their 
parts in the 
student directed 
one-act plays, 
which were pre- 
sented by the Fine 
Arts Division. 

On stage, Chris 
Cox portrays his 
character, Zuss, in 
the February 25 
performance of 
"J.B.", a modern 
adaption of the 
biblical story of 
Job by Archibald 

James Johnson 
plays his part as 
J.B. to perfection 
in the Feb. 25 
performance of 
"J.B." This pro- 
duction was 
presented by the 
Fine Arts Division 
and was directed 
by Dr. Charles 

£huers Officers: Cathy 
dSb&Ms, president and 
Mary jo thorn pson, vice 
president. Masquers, 
according to Thompson, 
is not just a group for 
theater, speech or oral 
communications majors, 
but is a group for 


46 Academics 

Practice makes 
perfect. Cast 
members for the 
one-act run 

through a dress 
rehearsal before 
opening night. 
The one-act plays 
were directed by 
Jeff Ramsey, Mary 
Mike Stiles. 

Mike Stiles per- 
forms his role as 
Nickles to per- 
fection in the Feb. 
25 performance of 
"J.B." Stiles, a 
senior music 
education major 
also served as 
director for a one- 
act play, and is on 
the Oral Inter- 
pretation team at 
Farimont State 

Chris Cox does his 
imitation of Jason 
from the "Friday 
the 13th" movies 
as a part of his 
ventriloquism act. 
Cox, a senior, 
performs his 
routine as a part 
of the Masquers 
presentation at the 
annual Activities 
Fair, held Sept. 15 
in the Turley 
Center Ballroom. 

Julie Love, John 
Fallon, Mark 
Coffindaffer and 
Sandy Huey 
practice for the 
Town & Gown 
Players summer 
performance of 
"The Foreighner." 
The Town & Gown 
Players theater 
group is com- 
prised of students 
and faculty at FSC 
and members of 
the surrounding 

John Piscitelli and 
John Teahan 
prepare for the 
December 13 
performance of "A 
Christmas Carol." 
Teahan, an as- 
sociate professor 
of English, por- 
trayed Scrooge, 
and Piscitelli was 

Organizations 47 

President Robert 
Dillman, who was 
one of the first 
Disability Awareness 
Day volunteers, se- 
lected a task where 
he was wheelchair 
bound and visually 
impaired. He was to 
go to the computer 
lab in Colebank Hall 
and use a computer 
for the visually im- 
paired and return to 
the Coral Room in the 
Turley Center. 

Harry Faulk, Assis- 
tant Vice President 
for Academic Af- 
fairs participated in 
the Disability A- 
wareness Day as a 
blind person. His 
assignment was to 
leave the Coral 
Room in the Turley 
Center, go to the li- 
brary, use the card 
catalog, check out 
a book and return 
to the Coral Room. 







Circle K: Dr. Richardson, Ad- 
visor; Charlene Haddix, sec- 
ret^JsjjvMary Adkins, trea- 
surer; Jeff Loudin, president; 
Kimberly Spurlock, vice presi- 
dent. (Rpw 2) Mary Ruth 
Villers.Curt Bunnor, Charlotte 
Henderson, Rhonda Smedley, 
Kristi Hill, Melissa Feiner, 
Kristi Giffin. (Row 3) Julia 
Auvil, Mike Talbott, Angela 
Edmunds, Charloette Crane, 
Jenny Moseley, Michelle 
Strawser, Debra Nagle, Karen 
Beltz, Denise Nagle, Gina Tay- 
lor. (Back Row) Frank Perri, 
Debra Oerly, Jerry Dague, 
Chris Dodd, Brian Poling, 
Deborah Stultz, Laura 
Pearson, David Morgan, Sonja 
Griscom, Joe Limer. 

48 Academics 

— ■ 

Awareness Day developes understanding 

If you were on campus 
Thursday, Sept. 10, you may 
have thought that a regional 
conference for the physically 
handicapped was being held in 
and around the Turley Student 
Center because of the many 
people seen leaving and 
entering the building in 
wheelchairs or with a walking- 
cane for the blind. 

Actually, what you were 
seeing was a special activity 
called "Disability Awareness 
Day" designed to help the non- 
handicapped develop a better 
understanding and an increased 
sensitivity to the physical 

barriers faced every day by 
handicapped students and 
visitors to the Fairmont State 
College campus. 

"The smallest impediment 
from a curb to a bump in the 
sidewalk becomes a major 
barrier for a wheelchair bound 
person," commented Robert 
Dillman, president of FSC, who 
was assigned to be wheelchair 
bound and visually impaired. "I 
found it to be a very 
enlightening experience to see 
just how arduous a task it is to 
navigate our campus in a 

According to Bill Julian, 

student affairs counselor and 
chairman of the college's 
Disability Task Force, the 
purpose of the event was "to 
provide people with an 
opportunity to briefly 
experience some of what a 
handicapped person faces 
everyday as they try to negotiate 
the campus and accomplish 
everyday tasks." 

The event was sponsored by 
the Student Handicapped 
Concerns Committee (SHCC), 
Student Government, and the 
Office of Student Affairs. 

Clinton Cooper at- 
tempts to maneuver 
the Coral Room in 
the Turley Center 
with a wheelchair as 
a part of the Sept. 
10 Disability Aware- 
ness Day. During 
their Awareness 
Day experiences, 
participants were 
assigned a certain 
task and had to 
complete their task 
while being as- 
signed to either a 
wheelchair, or be- 
ing blindfolded. 

Eunice Greene, 
aided by Kay Meade, 
attempts to make 
her way to the ad- 
ministration build- 
ing as a participant 
in the September 1 
Disability Aware- 
ness Day. the event 
was sponsored by 
the Student Handi- 
capped Concerns 
Committee, Student 
Government and the 
Office of Student 

St|tfde nt Alumni Council: 
«fesX|ca Yeager, Chris 
Iwq^ar, Teresa Adkins, 
Rashelle West, Corey 
Whorton, Kristy Phillips. 
(Back Row) Jeff Loudin, 
Mike Sposato, Mike Kief, 
Kevin Nuzum, Kenny Mar- 
tin, Clinton Cooper. 

Organizations 49 

FCA shoots the rapids in Apr, 9 rafting trip 

The white water of the Cheat 
River hurls your four-man raft 
into the air and as soon as it 
touch the water it plummets over 
a small water fall. As quickly as 
the white water had started, it 
has ended and a head count is 
taken to make sure everyone is 
still in their raft. 

"I loved it!" is how junior 
Education major Scott Trent 
described the FCA white water 
rafting trip down a section of the 
Cheat River April 9, 1993. 

Fellow Christian Athlete 
member Mike Swope supplied 

approximately 24 club members, 
friends and family with rafts, life 
jackets, helmets and paddles for 
the annual event. FCA member 
and supporter Joe Rennie, 
accompanied by two friends, 
went down the river in kayaks to 
supply safety ropes and 
assistance along the two hour 

"I enjoyed the action of the 
white water, but more 
importantly I enjoyed spending 
the day with friends and taking in 
the beauty of the mountains," 
senior education major Katie 

Marshall commented. 

The calm sections of the 
Cheat offered a time for the 
rafters to relax, have fun, and 
take in the beauty surrounding 
them. Although the weather was 
only in the high 60's, everyone 
enjoyed water gun fights and 
the splashing of the paddles. 

Students who did not go 
down the river by raft traveled to 
certain points along the river for 
photo opportunities. By Denise 

Members of FSC's 
Fellowship of 
Christian Athletes 
take time for a 
group photo before 
their April 9 rafting 
trip on the Cheat 
River. 24 members, 
family and friends 
paddled for the 
event. Students 
who did not go 
down the river by 
raft traveled to 
points along the 
river for photo op- 

Boarding their raft, 
FCA members Paul 
lorio and Kim 
Stewart prepare for 
their trip down the 
river. Although 
weather was only in 
the60's, 24 partici- 
pants boarded rafts 
and kayaks for the 
April 9, 1993 
Whitewater rafting 
trip down a section 
of the Cheat River. 
The trip took ap- 
proximately two 

50 Academics 

Shooting the rap- 
ids, members of 
Fairmont State 
College's Fellow- 
ship of Christian 
Athletes boarded 
kayaks and rafts for 
a two-hour trip 
down a section of 
the Cheat river. 

Wayne Wang takes 
a dip in the Cheat 
River during the 
April 9FCA rafting 
trip. Although 
weather was only in 
the 60's, partici- 
pants in the trip en- 
joyed water gun 
fights and the tradi- 
tional splashing fo 
the paddles. All FCA 
photos submitted 
by Jennifer Ellifritz. 

Baptist Campus Minis- 
t>il^mathy Santrock, Kim- 
berly x Spurlock, Sam 
Duffield, Leslie Simms, 
Thomas Gidley, Kevin Ray 
Williamson, Denise 
Barton. (Back Row) Jeff 
Conrad, Katie Marshall, 
Kristi Giffen, Hugh Troyer, 
Donalyn Harris, Sandra 
Cales, Stephanie Barclay, 
Will Watkins. 

Organizations 51 

Fellow Environ- 
mental Society 
officers Laura 
Pearson and Jon 
Harris listen as 
President Tiffani 
weekly group 

vironmental Society: 
y Starkey, Christy 
min, Deb Layman, 
vice president; Tiffani 
Satterfield, president; 
Jonathon Harris, Kristi 
Hill, Dan Wise. (Row 2) 
Leslie Lively, Christy 
West, Stephanie Uram, 
Shawn Boyers, Lisa Eddy, 
Alexis Skinner, Karlee 
Bailey. (Back Row) Kevin 
Rexrode, Melissa Single- 
ton, Diana Ashby, Chris 
Timbers, Junie Lemasters, 
Kimberly Anderson, Bob- 
bie Sue Rosier, Brooke 

52 Academics 


Environmental Society has busy year 

The FSC Environmental 
Society had a busy year in 1992, 
as environmental issues 
continued to take priority both 
locally and nationally. 

The group implemented and 
encouraged campus-wide 
recycling, and kept students 
informed on local recycling 
opportunities with article in The 

The group also hosted 
meetings and seminars by the 
Sierra Club, West Virginia 
Department of National 
Resources, World Council on 
Population Control and 
endangered species experts. In 

cooperation with the Marion 
Environmental Coalition, the 
group hosted the controversial 
public forum regarding the 
American Power Paper 
Recycling Plant. 

Proceeds from the group's 
fund raising were donated to 
SEAC, the Sierra Club, 
Greenpeace and local recycling 
projects. Food and monetary 
donations were collected for the 
Fairmont Soup Opera. 

During Homecoming 
activities, the Society was 
awarded third prize in the 
Homecoming Parade Float 
Contest with their entry 

"Summer of Love - 1967" which 
portrayed Haight-Ashbury in the 
year of "peace and love." 

"We had a productive year, I'm 
very pleased with the activities 
we sponsored and the different 
environmental agencies we 
worked with," commented 
Tiffani Satterfield, president of 
the Environmental Society. 
"Our philosophy was that 
environmental problems are so 
monumental, we would try to 
focus our attention on 
educational and practical goals 
here in our area. I hope we 
made an impact." 

-«r ** 

Society candidate 
Tiffani Satterfield 
waits in the chilly 
November weather 
for the Home- 
coming parade to 
begin through 
downtown Fair- 
mont. Satterfield, a 
senior psychology 
major, is president 
of the Environ- 
mental Society. 

Members of the 
Criminal Justice 
Society ride their 
float throught the 
Homecoming Pa- 
rade route in 
downtown Fair- 

Criminal Justice Club: 
R/haMhew Solomon, 
J«S&ip > DeAntonis, Sean 
Sawyer, president; Chad 
Thomas, vice presidnet; 
Peggy Shaffer, secretary; 
Rhonda Long, treasurer. 
(Row 2) Juan Vega, Julian 
Layman, Sandy Lenhart, 
William T. Prince, advisor. 
(Row 3) Elizabeth Robin- 
son, Mike Underwood, 
Rob Reckart, Steve Moats. 

Organizations 53 

Students in the 
Anatomy and 

Physiology class 
locate and identify 
parts of the skeletal 
system as a part of 
a class assignment. 

Nursing prepares students for future 

The two-year Nursing 
Associate Degree Program is 
designed to prepare beginning 
nursing students to work in 
structured settings. 

The nursing program is 
accredited by the West Virginia 
Board of Examiners for 
Registered Professional Nurses 
and the National League for 

The nursing program lives up 
to its reputation as being one of 
the most difficult programs to 
graduate from as its applicants 
must not only meet the general 

admission requirements of 
Fairmont State College, but 
must also have successfully 
completed courses in biology, 
chemistry, and algebra, have a 
score of 18 or better on the 
math portion of the ACT, submit 
an application for the nursing 
program and submit a resume to 
the Admissions Director if not a 
recent graduate. 

In order to remain in the 
nursing program and in order to 
graduate from it, stuents must 
have a "C" average in every 
nursing course and have an 

overall 2.0 grade point average 
in other courses. 

Fairmont State College's 
nursing program continues to 
uphold its reputation of 
excellence by receiving awards 
and commendations statewide 
due to the quality of students it 
graduates. And, in order to live 
up to its description in the 
Student Handbook, Fairmont 
State College's nursing program 
prepares students for work in 
the nursing field and in the the 
clinical setting. 


Fifst year nursing students: 

SHs&!j4/laditz, Sandy Mick, 
Kefina^ Miracle, Jo Ellen 
Parks, Tammy Perkins. 
(Row 2) Linda Perry, Rob 
Plutro, Violet Shaw, Kristen 
Simmons, Judy Sine, Kelly 
Strawderman. (Row 3) 
Nancy Summers, Judy 
Sylvester, JenniferTennant, 
Lori Tinney, Hugh Troyer, 
Heather Uldrich. (Row 4) 
Denise Vozniak, Anne 
Wardwell, Jeanette 

Williams, Kerri Wilson, 
Robin Davis, Anne Wright. 

Alholm, Cindy 
ne, Amy Ash, Leslie 
Bofeo^NSherry Bowman, 
Jotwyla Brown. (Row 2) 
Becky Brown, Lisa 
Carpenter, Jennifer Chaplin- 
Chase, Donna Coleman, 
Mary Craig. (Row 3) Amy 
Cummings, Shannon 
Dalton, Sharon DeLuca, 
Dan Estel, Cleeste Frazier, 
John Gomez. (Row 4) Mary 
Grassa, Milissa Hartsell, 
Suzie Jones, Tammy 

54 Academics 

Students in the 
anatomy and 

physiology class 
are required to 
identify and be 
familiar with the 
vertabrae of the 
human skeletal 
system. Here, 
students in the 
classstudya partial 
skeleton in order to 
become familiar 
with the structure. 

Honors student 
Buffy Carr studies 
her anatomy and 
physiology book in 
order to name the 
bones in thehuman 
skull. Carr, a three 
year member of the 
honors program, is 
a junior from Burns- 
ville, WV. 

Sj*$&nt Vet Tech Society: Dr. 
William Carpenter, Jennifer 
Weaf(,secretary; Tracy Worth, 
treasurer, Lisa Hopson, 
president; Virginia Smith, 
historian; Anna Romano, 
veterinary technician. (Row 2) 
Jericha Stanley, Michelle Lilly, 
Vicky Spencer, Amy Hart, Beth 
Thomas. (Row 3) Jennifer 
Strehlen, Rhonda Leatherman, 
Cherie Braid, Deb Sinclair, Tina 
Daff, Donna Wolfe, Candy 
Shaver, Crystal Cooper. (Back 
Row) Susan Clayton, Michael 
Sandy, Mark Roberts. Terry 
Meiehan, Kelly Cabo, Shannon 
Wilkins, Michelle Morgan, April 
McDonald, Kristie Dalton. 



Students work 
diligently on the 
computers in the 
Learning Center 
in room 200 
JaynesHall. The 
learning center 
was one of the 
many locations 
on campus 
where students 
could access the 
new library 

(Architecture Club): 
lorphew, advisor; 
TroYNNand, Jeffrey Allen 
Mayfield, Debra Baroni. 
(Row 2) Cathy Davis, Bill 
Gibson, vice president; 
Ron Granitz, Ryan Bacha. 
(Row 4) Steve Konya, 
Michael King, Joe Touvell, 
Steve Richardson, Derek 
Emery. (Back Row) Jarett 
Lusk, Anthony Friend, 
Robert Kovack, Mark 

56 Academics 

§ new computer system 

Ten years of preparation 
and planning came to 
fruition as Fairmont State 
College President Robert J. 
Dillman officially dedicated a 
computer system that made 
the college library one of the 
most modern in the nation. 

The computer system 
replace the traditional card 
catalogues as a means of 
indexing the library 
collection and provided 
more points of access to the 

collection. Instead of 
searching for books merely 
by author, title, and subject, 
the new system searches for 
books by key words or 
phrases. The system also 
provided for remote access 
from other campus buildings 
or residence halls. 

Fairmont State College, 
Shepherd College and West 
Virginia University jointly 
belong to the Notis network, 
the trade name of the 

system. Each school shared 
in the cost of the project, 
which exceeded $2 million. 
Fairmont State College's 
contribution to the hookup 
was $250,000. 

"We feel Fairmont State 
College now has a library 
system that's second to none 
in assistance to students, 
faculty, and library staff," said 
Robert Masters, director of 
the library. 

Social Sciences 
instructor John 
Fitch helps a 
student use the 
computers in the 
Social Science's 
computer lab in 
room 107 Hardway 
Building. Students 
could access use 
the computers to do 
class assignments 
and to access the 
library's computer 

ASME (American Society 
of Mechanical Engineers): 
All&rr'Sansom, Paul lorio, 
David Keller, Jim Moran. 
(Row 2) Ross Higgins, 
Richard Poling, Don 
Lynch, Bryan Mitchell. 
(Back Row) David 
Sherman, advisor; Allan 
Swanson, advisor. 

Organizations 57 

For those students who work 
hard to achieve academic, 
personal and professional 
status, being inducted into an 
honor society can be the 
highlight of their education. 
Honor societies also go beyond 
looking good on a resume, they 
help their members grow and 

Fairmont State College's 
Home Economics Honorary 
strives to help its members and 
alumni grow and develop in their 
professional fields. 

According to the 

organization's advisor, Dr. Judith 
Kreutzer, the Home Economics 
Society is not a profit making 
organization but an organization 
that helps inductees grow in the 
home economics field. 

Over the past years, the 
Home Economics Honor 
Society has held activities to 
focus on improving their writing 
skills within the work force, 
selecting proper graduate and 
undergraduate schooling and 
how to give professional 

Anyone with a major or minor 

in home economics can be 
considered for the honorary 
provided the student has a 3.0 
grade point average, has 
excelled in the area of 
leadership and achievement. 
The student must also have 
completed at least two 
semesters with a total of 12 or 
more hours. Once a student is 
nominated, their bid must go 
before the organization's 
officers. Induction ceremonies 
are held in December and May. 

By Denise Barton. 

Inductees and 
members of the 
Home Economics 
Honor Society 
pose for a formal 
picture after their 
December induc- 
tion ceremonies. 

Economics Honor 
Paula O'Neil, 
jr; Lori Kramer, 
secretary; Cathy Brewer, 
president; Stephanie 
Powell, vice president. 

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Mary Adkins lights 
a ceremonial candle 
during the Home 
Economics Honor 
Society's Decem- 
ber induction cere- 

Home Economics Honorary: 
JudCkftv Radcliff, advisor; 
She>KKJ> Ponikvar, vice 
preswN|qt; Melissa Fer- 
nandez, secretary; Dr. Judith 
Kreutzer, advisor. (Back Row) 
Aimee Croft, Shelly Dalton, 
Sharon Livengood, Sharon 
Choveiri, Kristin Delry, Tina 

Organizations 59 

Addresing the 
crowd, Black Stu- 
dent Union member 
Amena Oliver dis- 
cusses the BSU"s 
position on the 
Rodney King ver- 
dict at the BSU Pro- 
test Rally April 20 
outside the Turley 
Center. The Black 
Student Union held 
the rally in an at- 
tempt to show their 
displeasure with 
the much publi- 
cized Rodney King 

Mxhfi Phi Sigma: 
Constance Reese, 

Stephanie Bond, Secre- 
tary; Stepha-nie Barclay, 
President; Mark Cole-man, 
Vice President; Michelle 
Wiggins, Historian; John 
Grim, Matthew Barkley, 
Timothy Mayle, Jim 
Koeppen, Kevin 

Eshelman, Brad Fleming. 
(Right) New Faculty Mem- 

60 Academics 

BSU makes voice heard on campus 

Over the course of the 1992- 
93 school year, the Black 
Student Union held a variety of 
activities, making them one of 
the most involved organizations 
at Fairmont State College. 

A Black to Basics Week was 
held April 24- May 1 and 
included such activities as 
discussions on Women of Color 
, a Racial Forum on Race, Color 
and Identity, Profiles in Black 
History, Blackman and 
Blackwoman, Black Presence in 
the Bible, Black Power/Black 
Community, a Black Film Festival 

and a Fashion Show and Dance. 

A "March on Washington" was 
also staged to honor civil rights 
leader Martin Luther King, Jr. 
During this march, members of 
the college's student body, 
faculty and staff and the 
community were invited to 
participate in a march in 
downtown Fairmont, and later to 
attend a lecture on Martin Luther 
King, Jr. and the civil rights 
movement in the United States. 

The Black Student Union also 
held a Protest Rally April 20 
outside the Turley Center in an 

attempt to show their 
displeasure with the Rodney 
King verdict, following the 
acquittal of two of the four Los 
Angeles police officers 

In an attempt to make their 
voice heard on campus the BSU 
gained student and media 
attention with their activities 
both on campus and off. In 
doing this, the BSU became on 
of the most active organizations 
on campus. 

Members of the 
Black Student 
Union set up for 
the BSU fashion 
show and dance. 
The fashion show 
and dance were 
held as a part of 
the Black to Ba- 
sics Week April 
24-May 1 which 
featured speak- 
ers and a Black 
Film Festival. 

Signalling thatthe 
march continues 
for civil rights, 
members of the 
Black Student 
Union held a 
"March on Wash- 
ington" in honor 
of civil rights 
leader Martin 
Luther King, Jr. 


Music Honorary: 
HbfW Carowick, Secre- 
tary-\Holly Porter, Presi- 
dent; Valerie Huffman, 
Vice President. (Back 
Row) Pam Lloyd, Trea- 
surer; Jennifer McLaugh- 
lin. (Right) Circle K Inter- 

Organizations 61 

class, a Japanese 
student stops to 
talk with her 
classmates. Ac- 
cording to Dr. Pat 
Ryan, international 
students help to 
raise the level of 
awareness of other 
cultures during 
their stay at 
Fairmont State 

In an effort to raise 
cultural under- 
standing and 
awareness, Dr. 
Tulasi Joshi, pro- 
fessor of geography 
and a native of 
Nepal, prepares a 
display case about 
Nepal. Joshi has 
traveled to Nepal 
several times in 
order to promote 
the international 
program at FSC. 

ij^OGeesay, Dr. Cora 
Jewell Dr. Patricia Ryan, 
advfeeh (Row 2) Hiroko 
Shimizu, Meribeth Kinsey, 
Holly Crickard, Sanjay 
Shrestha, Tiffany Wilson. 
(Row 3) Nohoko Morita, 
Tomoko Koseki, Raj 
Kalaria, Tulasi Joshi, Lori 
Kramer, Paula O'Neil, Erin 
Corathers. (Row 4) Yumie 
Ito, Tomiko Ishikawa, Rabi 
Shrestha, Cathy Brewer, 
Stephanie Powell. 

62 Academics 

18 foreign countries represented at FSC 

International students have been a part of Fairmont 
State College's student body since the 1950s. 
During the 1992-93 school year alone, 57 students 
from Japan, Spain, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Jordan, 
Bangladesh, Colombia, Mexico, Canada, Netherlands, 
Nepal, Bahamas, Sweden, China, Venezuela and 
Taiwan attended FSC. 

Dr. Pat Ryan, professor of Political Science and a 
native of Egypt, advises international students both 
academically and personally throughout their 

Ryan not only monitors the student's progress, but 
advises them on immigration requirements and helps 

to integrate them with American students. She 
believes that international students bring a greater 
appreciation and awareness of other cultures to the 

Many international students attend Fairmont State 
College for the same reasons. They like the small 
college atmosphere, reasonable tuition, attractive 
campus and low crime rate. Many also find security in 
knowing that someone from their homeland is 
attending the college. Fairmont State has an 
agreement with Bunsai Gakuen, a Japanese college 
of foreign languages, to accept students into two and 
tour year programs. 




Freshman coun- 
selor Brian Smith 
talks with a couple 
of Japanese stu- 
dents about their 
homeland, and 
Freshman Orien- 
tation. Freshman 
Orientation now 
offers an inter- 
national Student 
Roundtable Dis- 
cussion in order to 
help students ad- 
just to Fairmont 
State College. 

Clowning around. A 
group of Japanese 
students pose for 
photographer Joh n 
Piscitelli outsideof 
Wallman Hall, the 
fine arts building. 
Japan is one of the 
16 countries now 
represented at 
Fairmont State 

A couple of 
Japanese students 
lend a hand during 
Parent Weekend. 
Student helpers 
gave tours of the 
campus during the 
October event, and 
answered any 
questions that 
parents and stu- 
dents might have 
about Fairmont 
State College and 
the opportunities it 

Organizations 63 

Student Pub- 
lications Photo- 
grapher Jamie 
Greene looks 
through the 
contact sheets in 
order to locate 
pictures needed 
for The Columns 
student news- 




Piscitelli to learn 
how to developing 

Columns and 
Mound advisor 
Scott Gillespie 
looks for some 
press releases to 
use in an up- 
coming issue of 
the student news- 
paper. Gillespie 
also serves as 
Pubic Relations 
Director for the 
college and 

presides over 
meetings of the 

tent Publications: Violet 
/,Whetstone literary editor; 
Nikki Donaldson, Lori Musgrave, 
Melissa Patterson, Mound co-editor; 
Tiffani Satterfield, Whetstone art 
editor; Laura Tinney, Mound co- 
editor. (Row 2) Chris Schleicher, 
Eddie Gennoy, 1991-92 Columns 
editor; Janna Russell, Denlse 
Barton, Steve Weese, Julie Love, 
1993 Columns editor; Lynn Williams, 
Dr. Martin Lammon, advisor; Melissa 
Drago. (Back Row) Scott Gillespie, 
advisor; Frank Jenkins, Chris 
Mohnacky, Michael Drago, Lori 
Armstead, 1 993 Columns managing 
editor; Jamie Greene, Lori Knight, 
1991-92 Columns managing editor; 
Mike Stiles. 

64 Academics 

1991-92 Columns 
editor Eddie 
Gennoy inter- 
views Gov. Gaston 
Caperton during 
the dedication the 
one room school, 
which was held in 

James Lee 

interviews a 
visiting writier 
during the Kestral 
Writer's Con- 
ference held in 

Publications late on a now look 

The 1992-93 school year signified a different 
occassion for the three student publications as 
several changes took effect within the program. 

The Columns, Fairmont State College's student 
newspaper underwent a changing of the guard in 
January as co-editors Julie Love and James Lee 
took over for graduating senior Eddie Gennoy. 

To signify the changes in the paper, the new 
editors decided to make several changes in the 
format of the newspaper. 

In order to better represent every student and 
organization on campus, The Mound yearbook also 
changed its appearance. 

Co-editors Melissa Patterson and Laura Tinney 
added two new sections, a Greek section and a 
campus news section. The Greek section was ten- 

pages long and was established to represent 
Fairmont State College's six sororities and five 
fraternities. The campus news section covered 
such events as the performances of the West 
Virginia Symphony Orchestra and the renovations 
in the Turley Center. 

The Whetstone Art & Literary magazine also 
made several changes in the way it was run. 

Co-editors Violet Brady and Tiffani Satterfield 
worked closely with their staffs in order to receive 
and better represent the art and literature elements 
on campus. 

As the changes in the guard took place, so did a 
change in attitude as all three staffs worked 
together to publish Fairmont State College's 
student publications. 

Members of the 
Whetstone's staff 
watch as art editor 
Tiffani Satterfield 
presents Gena 
Legg with the 
Award of Excel- 
lence. Whetstone 
is Fairmont State 
College's art and 
literary magazine 
and is published 
twice during the 

Organizations 65 

Whetstone Art 
Editor Tiffani 
Satterfield pre- 
sents Gena Legg 
with the Award of 
Excellence at the 
annual Whetstone 

Violet Brady, 
Whetstone's Li- 
terary Editor, talks 
with Elizabeth 
Yandura after the 
awards ceremony 
at the annual 
Evening, which is 
held in the 
Wallman Hall 
Tower Room. 
Yandura received 
the Literary Award 
of Excellence at 
the banquet. 

Mound co-editor 
Melissa Patterson 
and Columns 
editor Eddie 
Gennoy work the 
student pub- 
lications booth at 
the Sept. Activities 
Fair held in the 
Tu rley Center. The 
Mound yearbook 
and the Columns 
newspaper work 
together to pubish 
two of the three 
student pub- 
lications at FSC. 

66 Academics 

(Far Left) Laura 
Tinney serves up 
the drinks during 
a meting for The 
Columns new- 
spaper. Tinney 
serves as the 
Columns news 
editor and is co- 
editor of the 
Mound yearbook. 
(Left) Co-Editor 
Julie Love works 
the kinks out 
before fini-shing 
her story for an 
April issue of The 
columns. (Below) 
Publications Clerk 
Pat Whiting smiles 
for the camera at a 
meeting for The 

ications Board: Laura 
I, Moundco-edWor; Violet 
Brady, Whetstone co-editor; 
Eddie Gennoy, Columns co- 
editor; Tiffani Satterf ield, Whet- 
stone, co-editor; Julie Love, 
Columns co-editor. (Back Row) 
Pat Whiting, pubications clerk; 
Scott Gillespie, advisor; Dr. 
Martin Lammon, advisor; 
Melissa Patterson, Mound co- 

Heather Shay 
practices her part 
in the student 
directed one-act 
plays. The one- 
acts were directed 
by Fine Arts 
majors, Jeff 
Ramsey, Mary Jo 
Thompson and 
Mike Stiles. 

Organizations 67 

Greek Week: An old tradition revisited 

They participated in the spirit of competition, 
despite the fact that there was not a coliseum, 
gladiators, or a chariot race. However, the 
fraternities and sororities of FSC rested their 
letters and joined forces with one another to 
open the first Greek Games held in several years. 
The events, which included a Belly Flop 
Contest, Obstacle Course, Male/Female Twister, 
Egg Toss, Tug-Of-War, and a Relay Race, were 
organized and arranged by The Interpanhellenic 

A brain child of Greek Organizations of years 
past, the current fraternities and sororities opted 
to reinstate Greek Week to promote Greek unity 
among all of the present organizations. 
According to participants, they succeeded. 

"It was a lot of fun and I met a lot of people. It 
was a good thing because it brought all of the 
Greeks together," Becky Geisinger of Alpha 
Sigma Tau stated. Robert Birchfield and Dan'l 

Boley of Theta Xi agree that, "Mike Sposato, Ron 
Granitz, and Chuck Hillberry did a great job of 
organizing. The games went very well." 

Funding for the games came solely through a 
combination of funds from Inter Fraternity 
Council (IFC), Women's Panhellenic, and the 
Interpanhellenic Committee. Food and drinks 
were also provided by the Greek societies. 

Winners of the events are unimportant. In the 
words of Mike Sposato, "There are no individual 
winners as far as we are concerned. All Greeks 
won today." The games were not limited to the 
Greek societies. All FSC students were 
welcome to come and watch the events. 

The games may not have had pomp and 
circumstance of a traditional ancient Greek 
competition, but the shadows of a coliseum 
could be seen stretching across the practice 
field as the gods presided over the events. ByLoh 


Signalling the re- 
turn of a Greek 
tradition, mem- 
bers of Fairmont 
State College's 
six sororities and 
five fraternities 
teamed up to par- 
ticipate in the 
1993 Greek Week 
held April 28-29. 

Enjoying the re- 
freshments and 
the games, junior 
Greta Zontek 
shows off her dog 
at the newly re- 
vived Greek 
Games held April 
28 on the practice 
field. Each Greek 
organization was 
responsible for 
assisting with re- 

68 Academics 

=raternity Council: 
^Gnesda, Robert 
Birthrteld, Gary Hickman, 
Brian Sambuco, Michael 
Kief, Brad Cameron. 

Take in the sun, 
members of 
Fairmont State 
College's sorori- 
ties and fraterni- 
ties watch the 
Greek Games. 
The April 28 
Games were the 
culmination of 
Greek Week, a 
two-day event 
held in order to 
promote unity 
among Greek or- 

Organizations 69 

Greek Week 

Schedule of Events 

Wednesday, April 28 1:00 p.m 

3 Legged Race 
1/4 Mile Keg Race 
Obstacle Race 
Egg Toss 
Bat Race 

Male/Female Twister 
Belly Flop Contest 
Scavenger Hunt 
(Events not in Order) 
Thursday, April 29 6:30 p.m. 
Battle of the Bands: 

Bearded Clams 

Demon Feast 

Weird Harold 

In the spirit of the 
games, Sigma 
Tau Gamma 
Pledge Brad Hein 
participates In the 
Greek Olympics 
Bat Race. The 
Greek Olympics, 
which were held 
April 28 at the 
lower practice 
field, consisted of 
several games 
designed to unify 
the individual 
teams and every 
Greek organiza- 

70 Academics 

Members of Alpha 
Sigma Tau sorority 
congregate on the 
hill of the lower 
practic field to 
watch the April 28 
Greek Olympics. 
Members of both 
sororities and fra- 
ternities shed their 
letters during the 
games to form 
teams which con- 
sisted of members 
from different greek 

Women's Panhellenic: 
BayJeyTtobertson, Wendy 
Riddife, Amy Jackson, 
Pamela Coffman, (Back 
Row) Rayann Lazear, 
Heather Figlar, Michelle 
Wiggins, Mary Kinder. 

Members of 
Fairmont State 
College's fraterni- 
ties shed their let- 
ters to participate 
in the Greek 
Olympics Bat 
Race. The April 
28-29 Greek Week 
activities were 
designed to unify 
the Greek organi- 
zations on cam- 

With perfect form, 
Michelle Rod- 
riguez competes 
for valuable team 
points in the Belly 
Flop Competition 
held April 28 in the 
Feaster Center 
Pool as a part of 
the Greek Olym- 

Organizations 71 

Members of Sig- 
ma Tau Gamma 
fraternity and Chi 
Sigma Nu soror- 
ity congregate in 
the Greek Room 
of the Turley Cen- 
ter. Fairmont 
State College's 
Greeks could be 
seen talking to 
brothers and sis- 
ters and catching 
up on events in 
the Greek Room 
almost every day. 

TKE Scott Hooper 
addresses the 
crowd at the April 
29 Battle of the 
Bands held out- 
side of the 
Feaster Center. 
(Far Right) Chris 
Duplesis, Frank 
May and William 
Lemon show their 
spirit at the Greek 
Week Battle of the 
Bands which fea- 
tured the Bearded 
Clams, Demon 
Feast and Weird 

Sigma Tau 

Gamma Scott 
Eufrati partici- 
pates in the Greek 
Olympics Ob- 
stacle Course. 
(Below) Members 
of the TKE frater- 
nity display their 
float in the Home- 
coming parade. 
Entries in the pa- 
rade represented 
a specific period 
in Fairmont State 
College's 125 
year history. 

3ja/u/Kappa Epsilon frater- 
nity: Craig Ruscello, Monte 
Korah, Historian; Chris 
Duplessis, President; Mike 
Sposato, Secretary; Barry 
Cox, William Lemon. (Sec- 
ond Row) Scott Hooper, 
Blair Newton, Treasurer; 
Andy Rase; Chris Metzgar, 
Frank May, Bill Runyan, Dale 
Davis. (Third Row) Raul 
Beigle, David Keller, Jason 
Harper, Chaplain; Brian 
Warman, Tom Collins, Chad 
Pauley. (Back Row) Craig 
Richmond, Joe Gribben, Cliff 
Conway, V. President; Jay 
Miller, Rob Lemon, Brian 
Hornbeck, Ryan Stewart, 
Ross Fate, Garfy Stamper. 

72 Academics 

Greeks enhance "college life" 

Fairmont State College's Greek 
Organizations have offered students an outlet 
for demonstrating leadership skills and social 
needs since the beginning of Greek life in 
1925 with the establishment of Tau Beta lota 

There is now 11 different Greek 
organizations on campus. Sororities make up 
six of the 11 with Alpha Sigma Tau, Delta Xi 
Omicron (local), Delta Zeta, Gamma Chi Chi 
(local), Phi Mu, and Sigma Sigma Sigma. 
Fraternities offer five of the Greek 
organizations with Sigma Pi, Sigma Tau 
Gamma, Tau Beta lota (local), Tau Kappa 
Epsilon, and Theta Xi. 

"It (Greek life) adds a different dimension to 
college life and provides students with an 
opportunity to become more involved with the 

college and the community," explained Ann 
Lester, Women's Panhellenic advisor. 
"Equally important, it offers an opportunity for 
them to develop leadership skills. ..It 
enhances their educational experience." 

Greek organizations have played a very 
positive role both on and off campus. Both 
sororities and fraternities have sponsored 
Muscular Dystrophy Marathons, the March of 
Dimes, Toys for Tots, the Special Olympics 
and the Children's Miracle Network, to name a 

"I think quite often they do not publicize the 
things they are doing to enhance the campus 
and the community," said Lester, "they do a 
lot of volunteer work. Unfortunately, they 
don't get the recognition they deserve." 

(Above) Mark Miller 
gives his signature 
to Sigma Tau 
Gamma Pledge 
Mike Matthews dur- 
ing a rugby game. 
(Left) William Julian 
presents members 
of Sigma Tau 
Gamma fraternity 
with a trophy. 

Tau Beta lota fraternity: Tom 
Osbourne, Tom Gnesda, 
Jeff Bell, Dave Winters, Keith 
Reed, Blaine Vincent, Ian 
Kirby. (Second Row) Jack 
Swiger, Rick Dougherty, 
Cameron Hickman, John 
Clowser, Kirk Dougherty. 
(Back Row) Jeff Shahan, Pat 
O'Brien, Scott Lohrey, Jean 
Philippe Gustaffsen. 

_ite Tau Gamma frater- 
^Wustin Cook, Tony 
PaVavani, Tony Dearing, 
Tony Robinson, Brian 
Sambuco, Mark Mallen, Ex- 
ecutive Vice President; 
Michael Kief, President; Brad 
Cameron, Advisor. (Second 
Row) Warren Van Alsburg, 
Jerry Burner, Scott Eufrati, 
Scott Richmond, Bruce Pol- 
ing, Ron Granitz, Brent Ful- 
lerton. (Third Row) Steve 
Richardson, Kevin Poe, Brian 
Wilson, Steven Simon, Kevin 
Woodson, Ryan Bacha. 
(Back Row) Mike Scott, Greg 
Robinson, Jason Ivady, Matt 
Minor, John Dillner, Reid 
Alexander, Chris Bostic. 

Organizations 73 

Sororities promote sisterhood 

Promoting tradition, sisterhood and 
leadership, Fairmont State College's six 
sororities have existed on campus since the 
Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority was established 
in 1930. 

Since the establishment of Sigma Sigma 
Sigma sorority, Delta Zeta, Delta Xi Omicron, 
Gamma Chi Chi, Phi Mu and Alpha Sigma Tau 
(formerly Chi Sigma Nu) have joined the ranks 
of the Greek organizations at Fairmont State. 

"The organizations have a very strong 
campaign with a lot of loyalty," commented 
William Shaffer, previous advisor to the Inter- 

Members of Delta 
Zeta sorority pose 
for a picture before 
returning to the 
action at the April 
28 Greek Olympics. 
(Top Right and Far 
Right) The Alpha 
Sigma Taus drum 
up support for their 
annual car wash. 
The car wash was 
held in the Pizza 
Man parking lot on 
Locust Avenue. 

Phf^Mu Sorority: Crystal 
H«rm% Phi Director; 
Jea<ro& Blakemore, vice 
president; Wendy Riddle, 
president; Jennifer 
Kennedy. (Back Row) 
Lori Cole, treasurer; 
Tabatha Hennige, sec- 
retary; Kimberly Wes- 
terman. (Right) Danyelle 
Reed and Greta Zontek 
advertise the Alpha Sigma 
Tau car war which was 
held In the Pizza Man 
parking lot on Locust Ave. 

Panhellenic Council. 

"Sororities add a different dimension to 
college life," agreed Ann Lester, advisor for 
the Women's Panhellenic and previous 
advisor to Phi Mu sorority. "It enhances the 
educational experience." 

Since their beginning in 1930, its obvious 
that Fairmont State College's sororities have 
established a sisterhood among women on 
FSC's campus and have upheld the tradition 
of loyalty and leadership among their sisters, 
and in the college community. 

D$!a^(i Omicron: Debra 
OieNWStephanle New- 
brougK Cindy Salyers, 
Lesina Moran, Beth 
Bonafield, Christine 
Greathouse, Amy Gump, 
advisor. (Row 2) Wendy 
Baker, Kim Powell, Lori 
Jacobs, Jodi Wood, Julia 
Auvil, Stacy Clovis. (Back 
Row) Trish Leasure, 
Teresa Adkins, KaCey 
Hinkle, Mendy Clark, 
Renee Wiseman, Sandra 

74 Academics 

Alpha Sigma Tau: Michelle 
Sa|tbiw Julia Frisenda, 
Haytey^obertson, Rayann 
Lazear. (Row 2) Angie 
Souffrant, Sherri Soplinski, 
Michelle Rodriguez, Susan 
O'Dell; Jera Padlow, Greta 
Zontek, Chasity Pettit (Row 
3) Julie Skidmore, Rashelle 
West, Danielle Hrapchak, 
Laura Miller, Cheryl Lathey, 
Maria Moore, Ronda Kessel, 
Anna McFerren, Corey 
Whorton. (Back Row) 
Heather Hosaflook, Carrie 
Ferrell, Marlene Michaels, 
Jennifer Chaney, Xenia 
Manley, Gretchen Stonko, 
Becky Geisinger, Stephanie 

Organizations 7u 

Members of 
Gamma Chi Chi 
sorority recruit 
pledges during 
their rush party in 
the Coral Room of 
the Turley Center. 
Gamma Chi Chi 
sorority was es- 
tablished in 1991 
and is one of the 
newest Greek or- 
ganizations on 
Fairmont State's 

In fierce competi- 
tion, Student 
Government Vice 
President Kenny 
Martin an- 

nounces the or- 
ganization's or- 
der in the 1992 
Spirit Stick Com- 
petition. The spirit 
stick competition 
is held annually 
as a part of a pep 
rally for the Fight- 
ing Falcons Foot- 
ball team during 

Members of 
Sigma Sigma 
Sigma sorority 
show their sup- 
port for the 1992 
Falcon Football 
team during the 
Homecoming pep 
rally. Sigma Sig- 
ma Sigma soror- 
ity was estab- 
lished in 1930 and 
is the oldest so- 
rority on campus. 

Delta Zeta sorority: Melody 
Gwitram, corresponding 
secretary; Pam Lightner, 
recording secretary; Rhonda 
Long, president; Christina 
Lipscomb, vice president of 
membership; Sandra Cales, 
vice president pledge edu- 
cation; Stephanie Barclay, 
treasurer. (Row 2) Sadie 
Plucinski, Donna Jo 
Fluharty, Cassandra 
Kobasko, Kelly Hughes. 
(Row 3) Jamie Beth Castle, 
Susan Szabo, Renee Kelley, 
Diana Gregory, Billie Jo 
Yates, Suzanne Koed- 
derich, Cindi Midkiff, Jenni- 
fer Anderson, Kristen Lav- 

76 Academics 

Chi Sigma Nil obtains national status 

In order to overcome limitations placed 
upon local sororities, members of the Chi 
Sigma Nu sorority took the necessary steps to 
become the national sorority Alpha Sigma Tau 
during the 1992-93 school year. 

"Our local sorority had become the best it 
could be considering the limitations," 
commented Julia Frisenda, president of the 
sorority. "We knew that by going national, and 
gaining the backing of a national affiliation 
would lift these limitations, and there would be 
no end to how great our sorority could 

In order to gain the status of a national 
sorority, the members of Chi Sigma Nu were 
visited at Fairmont State College by interested 
national sororities. 

"We checked each and every one of the 
national sororities out, and picked the sorority 
that best fit our beliefs and already set 
standards," added Frisenda. "We chose 
Alpha Sigma Tau because they were the most 
like us." 

The members of Chi Sigma Nu were then 
pin-pledged by the Alpha Sigma Tau sorority, 
thusly becoming pledges of the sorority. 

"Right now, were are the Delta Beta 
colony," commented Frisenda. When we 
become initiated, we will become the Delta 
Beta chapter of the Alpha Sigma Tau sorority." 

According to Frisenda, Chi Sigma Nu 
sorority will undergo many changes when 
they become Alpha Sigma Tau. 

"The major change will probably be 
attitude," commented Frisenda. "We will feel 
more confident about ourselves knowing that 
we have sisters all over the United States, not 
just on our campus." 

"There are several things which local 
sororities cannot be a part of," Frisenda 
added. "With the status of a national sorority, 
you have professional backing, and lots of 
support. With the national sorority, we have 
women who have been with the sorority for 
more than 50 years, who will give us the 
support we need." 

"There are no limitations placed on our 
national sorority," Frisenda said when asked 
about the difference in the sorority. "When 
we become Alpha Sigma Tau sorority, we can 

Only go Straight to the top." By Laura Tinney 

Members of Fair- 
mont State Col- 
lege's Greek orga- 
nizations compete 
against each other 
during the 1993 
Greek Games. The 
Greek Games were 
held Apr. 28 as a 
part of the newly 
revived Greek 
Week. Greek Week 
is held in order to 
establish unity be- 
tween the Greek or- 
ganizations. Photo 
by Jamie Greene. 

^rna Chi Chi sorority: 
\White, president; 
/eekley, vice presi- 
dent; Teresa Martin, sec- 
retary; Tricia Kile, trea- 
surer; Tammy 
LaPenotiere, master of 
arms. (Row 2) Heather 
Figlar, Mary Kinder, Mikki 
Shipley, Liz Raposo. (Back 
Row) Brenda Reneman, 
Audrey Bolden, Nancy 
Shaffer, Amy Gregory. 


i Sigma Sigma : Pammy 
Coffrji&n, Lori Provenzano, 
MferteJJe Wiggins, Tracy 
Oleyar, Diane Knight, Lisa 
Martin; Kim Butcher, Michelle 
Marra, Ladawna Brown, 
Jenna Gouldsberry, Ronetta 
Kelley, Amie Kerr, Leah 
Woodburn, Cheri Warcholak. 
(Row 3) Julie Hardman, Amy 
Jackson, Kelly Davis, Melanie 
Price, Rachelle Phares, 
Laurie George, Patty Upton, 
Melissa Adams. (Back Row) 
Scarlett Burkhardt, Ste- 
phanie Shelosky, Alyson 
Kisner, Shelly Bush, Jennifer 
Beall , Tracy Wolfe , Tricia Cox , 
Angela Caroli, Tammy 

Organizations 77 

Up for the Occasion 

FSC students show the difference 

Look around Fairmont State for about a 
minute, and you'll see people doing things 
you never thought people would do on a 
college campus. Writing is really begin- 
ning to take off, both creatively and jour- 
nalistically, with a large Columns staff and 
Whetstone staff, as well as participation in the 
Writer's Club, the brain-child of Dr. Marty Lammon. 
Students can also be found participating in a 
number of sports, from actual teams such as tennis 
and volleyball to intramural events. Spades, 
billiards, and other "low-impact" sports can be 
played in the Turley Center, as well as in all the 
"dorms" on campus. 

And speaking of the Residence Halls, they are 
perhaps one of the trendiest places on campus. 
From late-night pizza parties to cramming parties 
the dorms are absolutely teeming with student 
social trends. 

Another major social step on campus involves 
Greek organizations. From 
intramurals to rush parties 
and smokers, Greeks are 
seen everywhere. 

For those of us a bit more 
low-key, there's always The 
Dungeon, the sunken enter- 
tainment center found in the 
Turley Center's basement, 
good for conversation, and 
the ever-present quick game 

of spades. 

Many of the student 
trends at FSC are things you 
never thought you'd see, 
and many of them things that 
can't and shouldn't be done. 

By H. Figlar. 


Quality Time. Darlene Brooks and a 
friend spend a few minutes of free time 
with Brooks' daughter, Darmitra, out- 
side the bookstore. 

Michael Rennie, a 
Sophomore Educa- 
tion major, helps with 
the sound equip- 
ment during Orien- 
tation. Rennie, a full- 
time student also 
works part time at 
Playoffs. Many like 
Rennie work and go 
to school to have 
some extra money. 
Many students do 
not have a choice 
about whether or not 
to work. 

In a rush to get where 
they're going, some 
students leave their 
classes in Wallman 
Hall. Wallman Hall 
houses the Fine Arts 
Department which 
holds a number of 
performances each 
year. These per- 
formances are open 
to both students and 
the general public. 

78 People 

Laughter proves the 
best medicine as 
cousins Robin and 
Lori Fields, and 
Wendi Pritt, all from 
Summersville, and 
Chasity Petit of 
Spencer, share a 
joke at the Fresh- 
man Orientation Pic- 
nic at Rosier Field. 
Freshman Orienta- 
tion gave students 
the chance to make 
new friends and an 
opportunity to re- 
kindle many old 


Points of Interest 

Though time was 
not something 
most students had 
much of, Fairmont State 
College and surrounding 
Fairmont offered many 
activities for student to 
pass the time between 

Several students 
chose to spend their time 
in Fairmont shopping, 
taking in a movie or in 
other ways. 

Fairmont State also 
offered activities to pass 
the time. The Fester 
Center offered varsity 
sports and various other 
facilities, including 
weightlifting, swimming 
and racquetball. 

Students could also 
take advantage of on 
campus movies and 
dances, and the many 
performances provided 
by the Fine Arts Depart- 
ment including An Eve- 
ning of One Acts. 

With such a diversi- 
fied calendar, students 
were never at a loss for 
something to do. Some 
even found the time to 

actually Study. By Laura 

Time to spare. A group of stu- 
dents play a game of spades 
in The Nickel, which is a pop- 
ular place to pass the time. 

People 79 

Donne Adams 
Mary Adkins 
Stacey Amos 
Julia Auvil 
Lula Barnes 
Pamela Bauer 
Angela Beckett 
Brad Beverlin 
Melissa Bias 

Stephanie Bond 
Julie Bunner 
Regina Burton 
Angela Caroli 
Cindy Casten 
Sharon Choveiri 
Charlotte Clark 
Tina Cole 
Phillip Cosco 

Christena Cosner 
Carole Croteau 
Denise Cutlip 
Tina Cutlip 
Carrie Cyphert 
Debra Davis 
Traci Davisson 
Joseph Deantonis 
Angela Edmunds 

Nancy Exline 
Vicki Faust 
Lori Fields 
Heather Figlar 
Christopher Flores 
Donna Fluharty 
Sean Frush 
David Funk 
Eddie Gennoy 

Tara George 
Tonya Given 
Barbara Gorbey 
Kate Gorrell 
Carrie Gunther 
Charlene Haddix 
Roberta Haddix 
Denise Hamilton 
Brian Harki 

In a fit of laughter, Chris Fox, 
Joel Maynard, Ray Spriggs and 
Mike Bayrd enjoy the antics of 
Frank Nicotero, a comedian 
hosted by FSC as a part of the 
Homecoming Comedy Night. 

Su Seniors 


Hits the stage 

In order to test the old adage that laughter 
is the best medicine, Fairmont State College 
played host to a variety of nationally known 
comics and comedy shows to relieve the 
stresses that everyday college life induces. 
Comedy is an important facet of the enter- 
tainment industry, and this year the comic 
relief offered by Fairmont State College has 
taken a step up. 

Student Activities Director Brad Cameron, 
who works in the Turley Center, has been 
bringing in bigger and better acts on a monthly 
basis, via Randy Riggle Productions, a 
comedy company that manages nationally 
known talent including such acts as Frank 
Nicotero and Shaun Blackham, who appeared 
in the November 1 1 Homecoming comedy 
night in the Student Center Ballroom. 

Nicotero works regularly with four major 
comedy networks, specifically A & E net- 
works On the Road with John Biner, the 
Funnybone and Improv circuits and the Nashville network, and does various 
other shows in and around Nashville. 

Blackham opened up to the crowd of 1 20 students, and later returned for an 
April 21 encore performance, which was also the year's final show. Billy Elmer 
also appeared that night, keeping th audience rolling with laughter. Both 
comedians received standing ovations. 

Fairmont also played host to "Blizzard of Bucks," a comedy game show in 
which FSC students were able to win as much as $300. "Blizzard of Bucks" was 
presented Wedensday, April 30 in the cafeteria. 

Proving that laughter is indeed the best medicine, students were able to kick 
back , relax and enjoy the hilarity offered as a part of 1993 student activities. 

In an encore performance, Shaun 
Blackham demonstrates one of his 
jokes during an April 21 comedy 
night which also featured Billy 

Caught in the act, Frank Nicotero 
performs one of his routines 
during the November 11 Home- 
coming Comedy Night. 

In a lighter moment, a couple of 
students enjoy one of the many 
comedy performances held in 
the Turley Center Ballroom. 

Seniors SI 

ashion Shows 

are in the spotlight 

Fashion proved a popular theme as students 
took the stage in the annual Fashion 
Merchandising Fashion Show, the Black 
Student Union Fashion Show and in the annual 
Three Rivers Festival and Regatta Fashion 
Show . 

The Fashion Merchandising Fire and Ice 
Fashion Show was held in December and lit up 
the stage as students choreographed dance 
routines and modeled the latest in casual and 
evening attire and showed off the hottest 
fashions in jewelry. 

In April, members of the Black Student Union 
presented their Fashion Show in Wallman Hall. 
Members of the BSU organized the building of 
the set, publicized the event, worked backstage 
in dressing up the models and doing their 
makeup and choreographing routines. 

Models from Fairmont State College and the 
Fairmont area took the stage May 15 in the 
annual Wine and Cheese Fashion Extravaganza of the Three Rivers 
Festival and Regatta. The event is held every two years and features 
clothing for men, women and children - sportswear to evening wear - in a 
choreographed routine. Melissa Patterson, a junior at FSC helped 
choreograph the event. 

"The show is held every two years because of the size and the effort it 
takes to do it," said Linda Collins, who along with Carol Potesta chaired the 

The Fashion Show was held at the Woody Williams Armory, with proceeds 
benefitting the Global Cooperation and Environmental Safety. 

The Fashion Merchandising Program, the Black Student Union and the 
1993 Three Rivers Festival and Regatta Fashion Show wish to thank the 
merchants, models and area businessmen for their support in making their 
shows such a success. 

Mera Crutchfield models the 
latest fashions in evening 
wear in the Fire and Ice fash- 
ion show. 


Senior Julia Auvil, a 
BusinessAdministration and 
Marketing models the latest 
trends in the fashion show. 

In the spotlight, GigetWIIkenson 
smiles for thecamera in the Fash- 
ion Merchandising fashion show. 

82 Seniors 

Troy Haught 
Corrina Herrod 
Jeanette Herrod 
Cheri Hershman 
Alan Hickman 
Michelle Hiner 
Jina Ice 
Mary Ice 
Paul lorio 

Frank Jenkins 
Vinessia Jerden 
Crystal Jones 
Penny Jones 
Miwa Kawakami 
David Keller 
Tammy Kelley 
Lori Knight 
Makoto Kokobo 

Makiko Kurahashi 
John Lynch 
Darla Lyons 
Jeff Loudin 
Sharon Livengood 
Michele Marra 
Darla Martin 
Richard Martin 
Kazumasa Matsuda 

Deborah McMillen 
Mary Mlinarcik 
James Moran 
Cecil Morris 
Pamela Morris 
Sharon Nuzum 
Gregory Oliver 
Karen Pennington 
Angela Peterson 

Deral Phillips 
Anthony Popeck 
Holly Porter 
Janet Pratt 
Melissa Preston 
Judy Proper 
Lori Provenzano 


. ♦ ♦ ♦ 



Junior Mike Robb exhibits a keen 
sense of style while modeling mens' 
evening wear at the Fire and Ice 
Fashion Show. 

Strike the pose. Lisa Dandeo dances 
her way through the Fire and Ice 
fahion show, which was presented 
by FSC's fashion students. 

Seniors 83 

Lisa Rhodes 
Harriett Rogers 
Debra Runyan 
Robert Ryan 
Tiffani Satterfield 
Christina Schleicher 
Brian Schoonover 
Judith Schroeder 
Marie Schwer 

Christine Shaffer 
Joseph Shaffer 
Martin Sheets 
Mary Shoaff 
Shelley Simpson 
Sheila Sisler 
Dorothy Smith 
Lorl Smith 
Kimberly Sparks 

Barry Spencer 
Frederick Spring 
Christina Stalnaker 
Michael Stiles 
Diana Stover 
Teena Strawser 
Linda Suttle 
Buffy Swick 
Margarette Sykes 

Meredith Tacy 
John Takarsh 
Caroline Thomas 
Gregory Thomas 
Linda Thompson 
Gregory Tingler 
Michael Underwood 
Tamela VanKirk 
Amy Welty 

Susan Wiggins 
Jennifer Willey 
Wendy Williams 
Stacy Wilson 
Marsha Wiseman 
Mina Yasuzato 

Jeff Bell and Jean Philippe 
Gustaffsen volley with the 
hacky sack during a pick- 
up game behind the Turley 


Brothers Mark and Jean 
Philippe Gustafssen prac- 
tice their moves with the 
hacky sack. 

84 Seniors 

acky Sack 

A ball for all 

It did not get its origins in the first 
Greek Olympics, in fact, the idea is 
quite new. Two college students 
never thought their hacky sack would 
catapult or "hack" across campuses 
nationwide when they began playing 
in 1972. 

The pellet-filled cowhide sack can 
be seen bouncing off heads, feet, 
knees and just about anything, except 
your hands. 

The object is to "hack the sack" or 
keep it in the air for as long for as long 
as possible. Games can be invented 
or varied to suit the players. A popular 
version is players five who hack and 
pass until one person allows the ball 
touch their hands or the ground. The 
player is then out until the next round. 
Hacker Chris Smith said "it's a 
boring yet exciting sport, but can it be considered a sport?" 

With the current solo record standing at 17,872 kicks, it had 
better be considered a sport. What next? The 1996 Olympic 

Hacky sack is growing in popularity, and a game is usually in 
progress behind the 

Nickel, in backyards throughout Fairmont and on college 
campuses everywhere. 

According to Smith, whoever is closest to the ball is responsible 
for playing it, "the idea of the game is to have fun, without letting the 
ball hit the ground or any part of your hand." 

John Clouser, 
Gustafssen and a 
brother play a quick 
of hacky sack. 




Members of Tau Beta lota 
(TBI) fraternity show their 
skills in a quick game of 
hacky sack outside of the 

Seniors $5 


Sets the mood 

steady rain is falling as you awake at 7 a.m. You tell yourself "It is such a dreary day 
/other going to class?" Besides, everyone knows that classes seem even more 
usual. So, you roll over, turn off your alarm and sleep until noon. 

No leather condition affects the human mood more than rain. It can make you feel like a 
kid again or it can make you never want to leave the comforts of your bed. 

Remember the days of your childhood when you loved the rain? It meant water puddles to 
ride your bike through or fresh mud to play in. But now, as a "mature" college student, rain 
means going the long way to English 104 to avoid the puddles along the way, not talking to 
friends outside the Nickel or going to shoot a quick game of hoops and you are suddenly 
being pushed off the sidewalk by an oversized umbrella. 

"The rain makes me think of my home and childhood," stated junior office administration 
major Donalyn Harris. "It reminds me of when the creek in front of my house would flood and 
me, my brother and best friend would put on old boots and shorts then go for a walk." 

A rainy day also offers a good excuse to stay inside. Some people use it to get caught up 
on some must-see movies, a good novel or homework. Others use the time to invite over a 
few close friends or snuggle up close with that special someone. 

Senior Michelle Strader commented, "I like spending rainy days with my boyfriend going 
for drives on old country roads." 

Freshman Commercial Design major Jennifer Ellifritz agrees that rainy weather creates the 
best days to relax. "I like to curl up under the blankets and listen to the rain," 

Not everyone enjoys staying in on a rainy day. A light rain on a hot day can even make the 
day come alive. 

"I love thunder storms an d lightening," said freshman Architecture major Julie Loudin. 
"Most of all, though, I enjoy being out in the rain." By Denise Barton. 

A Fairmont State College 
student brightens her rainy 
day by walking to class 
under a brightly colored 

Most students weren't too 
thrilled with rainy weather. 
These students outside 
Wallman Hall were certain- 
ly no exception. 


Eddie Gennoy seeks 
shelter from his friend 
Sonya Griscom outside the 
library as the rain pours 

86 j 


Teresa Adkins 
Beth Ashington-Picket 
Karen Bates 
Diane Beckman 
Jeffrey Beegle 
Julia Benincosa 
Kimberly Betler 
Violet Brady 

Casy Carr 
Leslie Collins 
Justin Crandol 
Lori Elliot 
Rebecca Finch 
Kelly Gibson 
Susan Greathouse 
Donalyn Harris 

Antoinette Hines 
Jeffrey Holmes 
Beth Keener 
Cassandra Kobasko 
Loretta Lawson 
Erica Layman 
George Lively 
Ann Lobuono 

Neil LoPrinzi 
Donald Lynch 
Melinda Marano 
Marci McFarland 
Michelle Mcintosh 
Julia Mickey 
Kimberly Morgan 
Hallie Oxley 

Robert Peabody 
Sue Anne Rhymer 
Brad Riggleman 
Tammy Robb 
Randall Seldomridge 
Douglas Shaver 
Melissa Singleton 
Kimberly Spurlock 

Stacie Swisher 
Lori Thorp 

Antonia Vontobiesen 
Mary White 
Terri Wilmoth 
Chessica Winkler 
Jon Wirth 


(Left) Jackie Robinson 
tries to brighten her rainy 
day by meeting and 
conversing with friends 
outside the library. 

Alumni Michelle Riggleman 
seems unaffected by the 
rain as she walks down the 
library steps under her 
colorful umbrella. 

Juniors 87 

Drew Aires 
Lynette Beauvais 
Michael Cale 
Heather Cleavenger 
Aimee Croft 
Shannon Dalton 
Shelly Dalton 
Catherine Davis 

Eva Dawson 
Dana English 
Thomas Exlire 
Melissa Fernandez 
Kelly Gordon 
Billie Green 
Kazi Haque 
Larry Harmon 

Matthew Haught 
Laura Hayes 
Jeffrey Hewit 
Gary Hoffman 
John Huffman 
Valarle Huffman 
Dinessia Jerden 
Rodney Kelley 

Jennifer Kimble 
Barbara Kincaid 
Denise Kretzmer 
Deborah Layman 
James Lee IV 
Scott Lenhart 
Tammi Leonard 
Valerie Lucente 

Karri Marple 
Deann Martray 
Cheryl Masters 
Amy Meredith 
Michael McPherson 
Jody Morgan 
Patrick Moore 
Stephanie O'Dell 

Debra Oerly 
Rebecca Owens 
Melissa Patterson 
Melisa Perkins 
Frank Perri 
Kelli Reed 
Heather Roberts 
Rhonda Smedly 

Heather Snyder 
Jennifer Swanson 
Hugh Troyer 
Mary Villers 
Mandi Walker 
Chad Williams 
Daphne Williams 
Kaoru Yamazaki 


SS Sophomore 

lizzardof 1993 

One for the records 

ing to talk about. There is usually just a small amount of 
this winter was different. In two days, West Virginia, as 
,rded some of its highest snowfall in over four decades, 
and historians have already termed the March 13-14 snowfall 


Most winters are\re\ 
snow, and it's usually expex 
with the rest of the East 
Looking back, meteorologist 
the "Blizzard of the Century." 

Most have mixed feelings about the blizzard. Kevin Maynus, a junior ,who lives in 
Pence Hall said, "it was a good snowstorm, because I got a few extra days of spring break." 

Eddie Gennoy, a senior Morgantown native added that, "though the blizzard was 
beautiful to look at, I couldn't get over the fact that everyone was stranded in their homes." 

However, most had to shovel snow or spend hours trying to dig vehicles out. The 
blizzard also caused a lot of problems with road conditions as most states closed all 
roadways, stranding motorists at hotels and other places designated to take in travelers. 
State road workers were also swamped with work as the snow continued to fall. 

Many people were shut in and unable to get out to do simple tasks. To children, 
however, the snow proved the world's most natural form of fun as sleds and snowmen kept 
them happy for the weekend of the big snow and the extra days spent recovering from 
"The Blizzard of the Century." By Neil LoPrinzi. 

X % 

Let it snow. A couple of Fairmont 
State College students enjoy the 
winter weather as they leave the 
Ruth Ann Musick Library. 

All dressed up, the Student Af- 
fairs office displays their Christ- 
mas spirit during the holiday 

Sigma Tau Gamma representa- 
tive Tony Dearing helps deco- 
rate the Christmas tree outside 
Hardway Building. 

Sophomore 89 

ull of pageantry 

Pageants offer recognition 

After being named Miss 
Photogenic, Candy Shaver 
poses for photographers at 
The Paw Paw Fair. 

girls to go for the title, many pageants offer large amounts of gifts and 
recognition. However, pageants offer more than just a crown and a banner, to many, they 
provide y^he chance to earn self confidence, public speaking skills and even college 

Many girls from Fairmont State College have been extremely successful in the various 
pageants throughout the area. Candy Shaver has held two titles at the same time. While Tina 
Cutlip, a senior from Braxton County, won the West Virginia Oil and Gas pageant, then went 
on to win the state fair title. Angela Mancufo was also crowned West Virginia Pumpkin 
Festival Queen. While Danyelle Reed, Alexis Skinner and Tonya McCourt have proven very 
successful at state and local pageants. Valerie Lucente was named a princess at the annual 
Italian Heritage Festival in neighboring Clarksburg. 

To the average Fairmont State College student, pageants are just a crown and a banner, 
but to those who competed they provided the chance to be themselves and gave girls the 
chance to shine. For many, pageants became a natural part of growing up, and for many 
they offered the chance to do just that. To those who were crowned, and even to those who 
weren't, pageants provided the opportunity for students to be occasionally different. 

Waving to the crowd, 
Charlene Hawkins rides 
through a local fair parade 
before the pageant. 

Brenda Hinkle received 
first-runner up and best 
costume at a local fair. 

90 Freshmen 

Reigning Queen Melissa 
Patterson crowns the new 
Lincoln District Fair 
Queen, Erin Derdich. 

Kara Duncan takes time 
out to pose for pictures 
after being named Miss 
Mannington District 1992. 


Becky Annon 
Brett Barkley 
Richard Blaniar 
Catherine Burnett 
Pamela Cantwell 
Lori Casteel 

Jennifer Chaney 
Kyleanna Churchwell 
Valerie Corcoglionitl 
Nora Donaldson 
Angela Duke 
Melissa Feiner 

Matthew Glover 
Kristi Hill 
Monica Hines 
Laurie Keim 
Robert Kief 
Michelle Lattea 

Rhonda Leatherman 
David Lowther 
Joseph Mancino 
Bradley McPherson 
Christina Murdock 
Peggy Napier 

Samuel Patterson 
Gail Perrine 
Lori Poling 
Crystal Price 
Abigail Raines 
April Simon 

Kinberly Stark 
John Thompson 
Kellie Thompson 
Valerie Veith 
Derek Weaver 
Steve Weese 

Waving for the crowd, 
Queen candidate Leslie 
Sanders rides through a 
fair parade. 

Freshmen 91 


Susan Bailey 
William Bailey 
Mary Lou Bartlett 
Debbie Bates 
Rev. Richard Bauyer 
Dr. Harry Baxter 
Beth Belcastro 
Saroj Bhumbla 

Edward Bock 
Dr. Martin Bond 
Lenora Boord 
Dr. Robert Bowers 
Dale Bradley 
Linda Brown 
Mary Burnell 
Sherrie Burnell 

Joan Burns 

Judy Byers 

Orman Buswell 

Brad Cameron 

Colin Cameron 

Dr. Robert Cameron 

Dr. Mac Gorine Cassell 

Dr. Allen Colebank 

Sue Conrad 
Carolyn Crislip-Tacy 
Brenda Davis 
Dr. Robert Dillman 
Ken Dillion 
Dr. Billy Dun 
Nancy Edwards 
Dr. Paul Edwards 

Lorin Elder 
Linda Elliot 
Pat Ellis 
Dr. Harry Faulk 
Karen Faulk 
Elizabeth Frye 
Dr. Michael Fulda 
Brad Gilbert 

Scott Gillespie 
Dr. Jerial Gilmer 
James Goodwin 
Dr. Susan Goodwin 
Dr. Robert Grattan 
Betty Groves 
Stanley Groves 
Amie Gump 

Members of the 
Women Working for 
Peace and Justice" 
perform a Roma- 
nian Circle Dance. 
This Dance in- 
cludes Romanian 
mothers and infants 
celebrating the sur- 
vival of winter. 

92 Faculty 

Peace Conference proves 
an excursion into ourselves 

When you think of a Peace Conference, do you think of national Heads of Government 
meeting in Switzerland? Fairmont State College's Dr. John King sponsored the 1992 Peace 
Conference, not to help fighting countries heal their nations but to help the individual heal 
through different art forms. The Peace Conference was held October 16 in the Turley 

Jim Forest, one leader in the International Fellowship of Reconciliation, was the key 
speaker. Other performers included the "Morgantown Women Working for Peace and 
Justice," who performed a Romanian Circle Dance. Different speakers included Carol 
Sharlip, Director of Patchwork, a crisis intervention center for adolescents and their families. 

The key to the conference was healing in all forms of violence - not just military violence. 
The participants try to figure out different ways to handle the conflicts and violence in 
everyday life. 

One way is through art; a union of artists and people in the field doing healing arts, as the 
artists themselves have been exposed and know the healing process. 

"The idea of the conference was to make it less intellectual and more informative," 
commented Dr. King. "Instead of making the seminar a trip to another aspect of society, it 
became an excursion into ourselves." By Leslie Babe. 


(Far Left) Dr. John 
King, organizer of 
the Oct. 16 Peace 
Conference intro- 
duces the key 
speakers. (Left) 
Carol Sharlip, Di- 
rector of Patch- 
work, a crisis inter- 
vention center for 
adolescents and 
their families dis- 
cusses conflict 
resolution with the 

Two participants 
from the "Morgan- 
town Women Work- 
ing for Peace and 
Justice" perform 
"Street Theater," 
which emphasizes 
the healing process 
needed with vio- 
lence. This practice 
creates a "union of 
artists and people 
in the field doing 
healing arts." 

Faculty 93 

Kestral Writer's Conference 

hosts beginning and area writers f 

The week of March 31 -April 4 was a special one for the division of Language Arts and 
Literature at Fairmont State College as it hosted the first major writer's conference, which 
featured writers from West Virginia, the region and the country, and debuted Kestral, a new 
art and literary magazine founded by Dr. Martin Lammon, Dr. John King and Valerie Nieman 

Dr. Lammon organized the free conference which gave students, faculty and the public an 
opportunity to attend writing workshops and readings. 

According to Dr. Lammon, the purpose of the conference was to give those in 
attendance an opportunity to change their views about literature. 

"Literature should be viewed as 'living' and not something that happened years and years 
ago and the writers are all dead," commented Dr. Lammon. 

The event consisted of professional readings, discussions and workshops designed to 
help beginning writing students and participants. 

Some of the participants in the Kestral Writers Conference included Gail Galloway Adams, 
Lynn Emmanuel, Margaret Gibson, Irene McKinney, Patsy Sims, A.E. Stringer and Donald 

Hall. By Leslie Babe. 

Lynn Emmanuel 
chats with the pub- 
lic during the Kes- 
tral Writer's Confer- 
ence. Emmanuel, 
the author of The 
Dig, gave a reading 
March 31 as a part 
fo the weeklong 
conference which 
played host to area 

94 Faculty 

Professor of En- 
glish and Creative 
Writing Dr. Martin 
Lammon intro- 
duces Lynn 
Emmanuel's The 
Dig before her read- 
ing Mar. 31 in the 
Turley Center. Lam- 
mon, Dr. John King 
and Valerie Nieman 
Colander are cred- 
ited with beginning 
the Kestral writer's 

Dr. Harry Hadley 
Jim Hardesty 
Barbara Haught 
Dr. Steven Haynes 
Capt. Barry Hendricks 
Sister Mary Horvath 
Wally Howerton 
Sandy Ingham 

Vera Jackson 
Beverly Johnston 
Beverly Jones 
Dr. Helen Jones 
William Julian 
Rebecca Kayser 
Freda Kelly 
Dr. Ken Kelly 

Ronald Kelly 
Dr. Mohamad Khalil 
Kristi Kiefer 
Deborah Kisner 
Cindy Knight 
Dr. Judith Kreutzer 
Dr. Martin Lammon 
Vickie Lantz 

Joe Larry 
Larry Lauffer 
Nancy Lawler 
Larry Lawrence 
Bob Ledsome 
Dr. Doug Ha Lee 
Leslie Lovett 
Dr. Albert Magro 

Brenda Magro 
Gayle Manchin 
Charles Manly 
Kerry Lee Marbury 
Gary McDaniel 
Dr. Robert Mild 
Todd Minicozzi 
Dr. Alice Moerk 

Aletta Moffett 
Bob Monroe 
Blair Montgomery 
Anne Morgan 
Kirk Morphew 
Grace Morris 
Regina Myers 

Lynn Emmanuel, 
author of The Dig 
and Patsy Sims, 
author of The Klan, 
take time to discuss 
the week's activi- 
ties. Both Em- 
manuel and Sims 
came to FSC as a 
part of the Kestral 
Writer's Confer- 
ence held Mar. 31 - 
Apr. 4. 

Professor of En- 
glish Dr. John King 
poses for a picture 
with author Patsy 
Sims during a re- 
ception held in 
honor of the writers 
attending the 
Kestral Writer's 
Conference Mar. 
31-Apr.4. Sims is 
the author of The 
Klan, a creative 
non-fiction book 
about the Ku Klux 

Faculty 95 

In order to preserve 
her aunt Ruth Ann 
Musick's memory 
and work, Artist - 
in-Residence Pat 
Musick spent a se- 
mester at Fairmont 
State College cre- 
ating this mural 
which depicts the 
West Virginia folk- 
lore her aunt col- 

Pat Musick care- 
fully etches a tile to 
be placed in a mu- 
ral depicting West 
Virginia folklore. 
Musick is the niece 
of Dr. Ruth Ann 
Musick, who taught 
at FSC for nearly 21 
years, and who later 
became West Vir- 
ginia's folklore am- 

Dr. Michael Overking 
Nancy Parker 
J.D. Parks 
Barbara Phillips 
Dr. William Phillips 
John Piscitelli 
Dr. Charles Poston 
Ruth Powell 

Dr. Harry Priester 

Dr. William Pritchett 

William Prunty 

Judith Radcliff 

Lovella Rennie 

Linda Rhodes 

A. Rice 

Dr. Raymond Richardson 

Joseph Riesnew 
Wayne Riley 
Doris Robinson 
Bill Rogers 
Anna Romano 
Dr. Patricia Ryan 
Dr. Rebecca Schaup 
John Schooley 

William Shaffer 

Deanna Shields 

Doris Small 

Ruth Smedley 

George Smith 

Donna Snyder 

Dr. Richard Sonnenshien 

George Sprowls 

Dr. S. Stephenson 
Deanne Stilwell 
Darla Summers 
Dr. Charles Swanson 
Sally Tarley 
Rosemary Thomas 
Dr. Yu San Wang 
Jean Ward 

Jeffrey Warner 
Shelia Warnick 
Dorothy Wedge 
Dr. Kirk Weller 
Dr. Craig White 
Charles Williams 
James Young 

96 Faculty 


Members of FSC's 
maintenance crew 
help preserve West 
Virginia's history by 
hanging one of the 
two murals done by 
Pat Musickand her 
classes. Pat Musick 
spent a semester at 
FSC teaching and 
creating the murals 
which depict vari- 
ous tales of West 
Virginia folklore. 

(Below) This mural 
depicting West 
Virginia's folklore 
history washung in 
the Ruth Ann 
Musick Library in 
memory of former 
professor of litera- 
ture Dr. Ruth Ann 
Musick. Musick 
spent most of her 
life working toward 
her goal of record- 
ing WV's folk life. 

West Virginia's folklore 
is preserved through art 

Ruth Ann Musick is best known for her dedication to the advancement of West Virginia 
folklore. Her collections of folktales -- among them The Telltale Lilac Bush, and Other West 
Virginia Ghost Tales - are still widely read across the state and region. 

Fairmont State College became home to Dr. Musick in 1946, when she moved here from 
Iowa to take a faculty position. In 1948, Musick started a folklore class at Fairmont State, and 
through contact with her students and other West Virginians, began collecting a wealth of 
folklore that she later published in book form. 

Apart from her contributions to folklore, Dr. Musick served West Virginia as an outstanding 
educator, creative writer and public humanist, bringing national recognition and attention to 
West Virginia's folklore. 

Twenty-five years later, some 18 years after her death, Dr. Musick's niece, Pat Musick, 
came to Fairmont State College as an Artist-in-Residence, and began work on two murals 
which would depict West Virginia's folk history. In doing this, Pat Musick helped preserve 
West Virginia's folk history, and her aunt's memory. 

In the fall of 1993, Pat Musick's murals were hung in Fairmont State College's Ruth Ann 
Musick library in memory of her aunt, for which the library is named. 

Faculty 97 

Dr. Martin Lammon takes a break 
outiside Jaynes Hall. Many people 
were forced to brave the weather 
to indulge in smoking as a result 
of the new WV legislation. 

FSC's photographer Johnny 
Piscitelli is caught napping on 
the job in the Learning 
Resource Center's Graphics 

Caught in the act, Columns 
Advisor Scott Gillespie and 
Editor-in-Chief Eddie Gennoy 
joke outisde The Columns 
office in the LRC. 


Proudly displaying their 
organizational letters, members 
of FSC's newly formed Rugby 
team and Kimberly Westfall, 
IEEE's Homecoming Candidate 
smile for the camera. 

Tom Collins takes a breather 
between sets at the tennis 
courts. (Below) In a moment of 
spare time, FSC students sit for 
a spell outside the Ruth Ann 
Musick Library. 


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Fairmont State College's 
mascot, the Fighting 
Falcon was adopted in 
1947. Prior to 1947, 
FSC's teams were the 
Fighting Teachers. 

Terry Shaugnessy reacts to her 
time during an evening swimming 
practice. FSC's swim team was 
one of the most successful in 
Fairmont State's history. 

Whetstone staffer Elizabeth 
Yandura smiles for the camera 
n the Whetstone office. 

Members of Fairmont State 
College's Marching Band take 
time out of their snow to pose 
for the camera. 

Frank Lopez and Lori Knight 
take part in the Homecoming 
Parade. Lopez and Knight were 
a part of the Environmental 
Society's "Summer of Love" 



Points of interest 

Coaching has 
proved to be a vi- 
tal part of Fair- 
mont State College ath- 
letics. The 1992-1993 
season brought several 
changes and accom- 

First year football 
Coach Doug Sams had 
to rebuild an offense from 
a running game to a 
passing game. He 
proved successful by im- 
proving the team four 
games over last year's 

Veteran tennis mentor 
Coach Bill Haines had to 
build a team from trans- 
fers and freshmen. 

The Lady Falcon Net- 
ters went on to the 
WVIAC Tournament and 
finished fourth out of 
fourteen teams. 

Lady Basketball 
Coach Jim Brinkman had 
to overcome injuries to 
two key players to have 
a successful season. 

Coach Randy Hess 
also had to rebuild his 
men's basketball team 
after losing four of five 
starters to graduation. 

By Frank Jenkins 

Veteran tennis Coach Bill 
Haines takes time out ot a 
practice session to smile for 
the camera. Haines had to build 
this year's women's team from 
transfers and freshmen. 

100 Sports 

The Chickenhawk 
Rugby team began 
its first full season in 
the 1992-93 school 
year against a field 
of veteran teams. 
The Rugby team 
showed an improve- 
ment in their skills 
and promised to 
have better luck in 
the years to come. 
The Chickenhawk's 
opponents agreed 
that with practice 
and dedication the 
Chickenhawks will 
become a force to be 
reckoned with 


Football Coach Doug 
Sams considers his 
options during the 
Oct. 3 game at West 
Virginia Wesleyan 
College in Buckhan- 
non. Coach Sams 
made many changes 
in his first year at 
Fairmont State Col- 
lege including 
changing the of- 
fense from a running 
game to a passing 
game and strength- 
ening his special 

The Falcon Football 
team heads to the 
locker room after a 
well fought battle 
against West Virgi- 
nia State. The Fight- 
ing Falcons ended 
their season 4-6. 
First year football 
Coach Doug Sams 
rebuilt the offense 
and strengthened 
the defense. Sams 
proved successful in 
his first year at Fair- 
mont State by im- 
proving the team 
over last year's re- 

Riddled with Change 

and Coming Up on Top 

Fairmont State College celebrated its 125th 
anniversary with some fine moments in 
athletics. Volleyball Coach Larry Hill 
garnered his 200th victory November 5 
against the University of Charleston Lady 
Eagles. The Lady Spikers went on to finish second in 
the regular season and ended the season runner-up to 
West Virginia Wesleyan losing in three sets in the 
WVIAC Tournament Championship. 

New Head Football Coach Doug Sams began 
rebuilding the 1992 football team, producing a much 
improvea record. After a horrible season a year ago, 
the Falcon football team provided a strong defense and 
a revitalized offense and brought pride back to FSC by 
winning four of their games against strong competition 
in the WVIAC. 

A new rugby team took the field under Head 
Coach Tim Rice in Spring 1992. The Chickenhawks 
played their first entire year in 1992-93. The new team 
continues to improve as time progresses. 

Coach Ron Whiting's baseball team returned from an 
extremely successful Southern trip to a 1 3 game losing 

streak which was broken 
when they won three of their 
last four games in the spring 

With the changes that 
were made in the athletic 
department during the 1992- 
93 season, the Fairmont 
State College sports 
programs continue to strifve 
toward prominence as they 
enter NCAA Division l-AA. 
With this hard work and 
effort, student, alumni and 
fan attendance have risen 
for 1993, and these factors 

Taking a few minutes for a breather, two of ha\/0 rnmhinoH tn makp 

Falcon Football team's student trainers dis- \\aVe COITlDinea 10 maKe 

cuss the upcoming season and the many FoO S SpOllS teamS, at l6aSl, 

changes being made in the Falcon's game OCCSSSiOnSllV different 

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(Above) The 1993 
Falcon Football 
team, under the 
direction of new 
Head Coach Doug 
Sams improved on 
last year's record, 
and finished the 
season with a 
record of 4-6. 
(Right) The Falcon 
defense sets up to 
blitx the Presby- 
terian quarterback 
as strong safety 
Robin Southern and 
corner back Chad 
Dalola step up from 
the secondary. 

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Defensive backs' 
Coach Rusty Elliot 
diagrams a play for 
the Falcon as 
strong safety 
Vashon Page stud- 
ies thedrawing. The 
Falcon defense en- 
joyed a strong sea- 
son, giving up 14 
points or less in 
three of the four vic- 
tories. The Falcon 
defense also aver- 
aged 3.5 takeaways 
per game and had 
36 sacks during the 

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On the sideline, the 
Falcon Football 
team observes the 
September 5 open- 
ng game against the 
Presbyterian Blue 
Hose. Under the 
direction of new 
Head Coach Doug 
Sams the team was 
able to improve 
upon last year's 
dismal record of 
1-8-1. The Falcons 
finished the season 
with a record of 4-6. 

After a strong 
defensive stand, 
junior Mark Krocker, 
a defensive tackle 
from New 

Philadelphia, Ohio, 
cools down on the 
Falcon sideline. The 
Falcon defense 
made up for its 
offensive woes 
giving up only 14 
points or less in 
three of the four 
wins, and by 
averaging 3.5 
takeaways per 



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"...I want my players 
to have fun. I believe 
players like to play 
and the fans like to 
see the ball in the 

-Coach Doug Sams 


Football Schedule 


5 Presbyterian W 12-10 

12 Slippery Rock L 24-0 

19 California of Pa. L 14-7 



WV Wesleyan 
WV State 
WV Tech 
Glenville State 




7 Shepherd 
14 West Liberty 

L 24-14 
W 12-10 

Record: 4-6 

Sports 103 

Sams sets up a wide-open attack 

After a dismat 1-8-1 season in 1991, the Fal- 
cons realized that it was time for a change. 

The change came in new Head Coach Doug 
Sams. Coach Sams came to Fairmont from the 
Canadian Football League's Ottawa Rough Rid- 
ers, where he had been offensive coordinator 
since 1989. 


touchdowns and only completed 43 percent of his 

Those numbers hindered the offense as they 
could only muster up an average of 14 points per 
game. However, the only time the offense scored 
more than 20 points was a 40-26 victory against 
winless West Virginia Tech. 

Sams brought a wide-open offensive attack to 
FSC. "My philosophy is to pass to set up the run," 
stated Sams in a pre-season interview. "I like to run 
a wide-open offense and I want my players to have 
fun. I believe players like to play and that fans like 
to see the ball in the air, so that's what you can 
expect from Fairmont football in the future." 

Sams delivered on his promise. Junior quarter- 
back Mike Kellar passed over 40 times in a game 
seven times. Unfortunately for Fairmont, Kellar 
threw twice as many interceptions as he did 

Fairmont's tenacious defense made up for the 
offesive woes. In three of the four victories, the 
defense gave up 14 points or less. The Falcon 
defense averaged 3.5 takeaways per game and 
had 36 sacks during the season. 

With the rebuilding process continuing into 1 993, 
the team's success should come directly. 

In the victory huddle, The Fighting Falcons and several 
fans celebrate the opening day victory against the Pres- 
byterian Blue Hose. 

1 04 Sports 

Signaling thescore, 
junior linebacker 
Jimmy Goines 
waits for the cel- 
ebration to begin 
after the Falcons 
score six points 
against the Presby- 
terian Blue Hose in 
the September 5 
season opener. The 
Falcons went on to 

In an attempt to 
make the special 
teams tackle, Nick 
Fantasia reaches 
for a Presbyterian 
player. In the back- 
ground, James 
France (#5) rushes 
in to make the as- 

Warming up his 
passing game, jun- 
ior quarterback 
Mike Kellar prac- 
tices during the 
September 5 open- 
ing game against 
Presbyterian. Kellar 
completed an aver- 
age of 43 percent of 
his passes and was 
able to pass over 40 
times in a game 
seven times. 

with the coaches in 
the booth, redshirt 
quarterback Gino 
Guerreri gets the 
plays from the 
booth to pass along 
to Coach Doug 
Sams. (Left) The 
Falcon defense 
makes a strong 
stand against the 
Blue Hose of Pres- 
byterian. Robin 
Southern (#17) is 
credited with the 
tackle on the Pres- 
byterian runner. 

Sports 1 05 

"Four years ago, our 
goal was to have a win- 
ning season. Our kids 
have come a long way. 
Nowthat we're winning, 
players know more 
about Fairmont State." 
-Coach Jim Brinkman 


Basketball Schedule 



Indiana University 


California University 



WV State 




St. Vincent 


Wheeling Jesuit ; 


Rio Grande 



WV Wesleyan 


Bluefield State 




Davis & Elkins 


Glenville State 






West Liberty 




Wheeling Jesuit 


WV Tech 





West Liberty 


Glenville State j 


Point Park 






U. of Charleston 


WVIAC Tournament 

106 Sports 

(Right) On the de- 
fensive, senior 
Lori Smith blocks 
a pass in the Jan. 
27 game against 
Wheeling Jesuit 
College. Fairmont 
went on to defeat 
the Lady Cardinals 
83-52. (Left) Senior 
Jessica Abduhl 
takes the shot in 
Fairmont's Feb. 8 
game a-gainst 
Point Park. Fair- 
mont defeated the 
Lady Pioneers 80- 

(Far Right) Senior 
guard Laurie Her- 
rington takes the 
shot against the 
Lady Rams in 
Fairmont's Jan. 23 
game held in the 
Feaster Center. 
Herrinton, a Sec- 
ondary Education 
major from Mor- 
gantown was 

named honorable 
mention WIVAC last 
season, and plays 
a key role in the Fal- 
con offense and de- 


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The 1992-93 Lady Falcon Basketball Team: (Standing) Becky Geisinger, Vanessa Vaughters, Shell! 
Cannon, Amanda Meeks, Frances Wilson; (Seated) Jessica Abduhl, Lori Smith, Jodi Wood, Laurie 
Herrington, Allison Henry; (Kneeling) Kelley Longerbeam, Crystal Fields, Gwen Wood. 



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Sports 107 

Head Coach Jim 
Brinkman dis- 
cusses game strat- 
egy with his play- 
ers during a home 
gameat the Feaster 
Center. Coach 
Brinkman earned 
his 200th victory 
against Point Park 
Feb. 8, making him 
the winningest 
coach in Fairmont 
State College's 
Women's Basket- 
ball history. 

Amanda Meeks 
maneuvers around 
a Wheeling Jesuit 
Lady Cardinal dur- 
ing their Jan. 27 
gameat the Feaster 
Center. Meeks, a 
sophomore guard 
from Pennsboro, 
WV led in scoring 
her freshman year 
with 160 points. 

1 08 Sports 



Brinkman gamers 200th victory 

In October, the 1992-93 women's basketball 
program looked as it they could match their previ- 
ous year's win total ot 19, but by Christmas FSC 
had lost three of their top players and the future 
looked dim for Lady Falcon fans. All was not lost 
as the women produced a better than .5 00 record 
in the conference by season's end 
due to hard work. 

Senior Jessica Abbuhl and freshman Becky 
Geisinger more than made up for the two missing 
forwards due to injury as Abbuhl led the squad in 
rebounds and Geisinger led the team in blocked 

However, the toughest blow to the team was 
the loss of guard Jodi Wood. Wood was among the 
leaders in assists and free throw percentage dur- 
ing the 1 991-92 season and hand led the Fairmont 
State Lady Falcon offense into the 92-93 


season. But as to the losses in the middle, 
Brinkman found adequate players to fill the role to 
finish the 92-93 season. Seniors Laurie Herrington 
and Lori Smith, sophomore Amanda Meeks and 
freshmen Shelli Cannon and Crystal Fieldseach 
combine d to fill the void left by Wood. Smith had 
a great senior season and led the 
scoring attack. Meeks showed promise with a 
very physical game. Cannon's specialty was de- 
fense as she finished sixth on the team in steals. 
Fields earned plenty of playing time late in the 
season and helped dominate under the boards. 
The team finished 1 2-9 in the WVIAC, but one 
of the season's highlights came at home in a non- 
conference game against Point Park in February. 
Laurie Herrington's 23 points paced the Falcons 
and gave coach Brinkman his 200th career vic- 

Shelli Cannon, a 
freshman guard 
from Oakland, MD. 
attempts a pass 
against Point Park's 
defense. Cannon 
was selected to play 
in the Western 
Maryland All Star 
game before enter- 
ing FSC and fin- 
ished her high 
school career as 
Southern Garrett 
County High 

School's sixth all- 
timescorer with 646 

Jessica Ababuhl 
goes up for a lay-up 
in Fairmont's Feb. 8 
game against Point 
Park. Abbuhl, a se- 
nior guard from 
Dover, OH is a 
Health and Science 
Education majorat 
Fairmont State. 

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t 1 Sports 

The 1992-93 Mens' Basketball Team: Head Coach Randy Hess, Assistant Coach Dave Morgen, Chad 
Dawson, Sonny Green, Jim Dillman, Bob Onley, Steve Douglas, Chad Clutter, Tom Phillips, Assistant Coach 
Michael Dilauro. (Back Row) Frankie Washenitz, Emmett Hendershot, Kevin Hatfield, Tom Rascoe, Scott 
Trrent, Jim Ambrose. 

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Freshman Bill 
Adams, a 6'5 For- 
ward from Land- 
over, Maryland, 
waits for the re- 
bound in the 
Falcon's Feb. 17 
game against th 
Universtiy of Char- 
leston's Golden 

(Far Left) Senior Co- 
Captain Jim Am- 
brose, a 6'5 Guard- 
Forward goes up for 
the shot in the Feb. 
16 game against 
Glenville State Col- 
lege, held in the 
Feaster Center. The 
Falcons suffered a 
crushing loss 
against the Pio- 
neers, bringing 
their record to 5-15. 
The Falcons fin- 
ished the season 
with a 5-17 overall 

Freshman Forward 
Tom Rascoe makes 
the lay-up to score 
two in the Falcon's 
Feb. 17 game 
against the Univer- 
sity of Charleston's 
Golden Eagles, 
which was held in 
the Feaster Center, 
held in the Feaster 
Center. The Falcons 
were defeated by 
the Golden Eagles, 
bringing their over- 
all record to 5-23. 

"...We want our kids to under- 
stand that experience is doing 
the right thing. We really want 
our kids to be prepared because 
we've got some good talent." 
-Coach Randy Hess 





! 24 

Indiana University 





St. Vincent 




WV Wesleyan 





Edinboro University 


WV Wesleyan 




Bluefield State 


Glenville State 


WV State 


West Liberty 




U. of Charleston 


Wheeling Jesuit 


WV Tech 





Davis & Elkins 


Glenville State 




West Liberty 



! 17 

U. of Charleston 


Wheeling Jesuit 

Sports 111 

Men's hoops suffer through rough season 

After the loss of four starters, Head Coach 
Randy Hess faced perhaps his biggest challenge 
since taking over Fairmont State College's men's 
basketball program in 1 988. However, Coach Hess 
was quick to dismiss what took place in 1 992, and 
concerned himself, instead , with the 1 993 basket 
ball season. 

one of the things we've been working on in prac- 
tice. We want the kids to understand that experi- 
ence, basically, is doing the right thing. Mentally, 
we really want our kids prepared because we've 
got some good, young physical talent." 

Hess relied he avily on returning talents senior 


"We're going to be counting on our people we 
have returning to produce more than they did last 
year," commented Hess. "I think the people we 
have coming back are capable of that, but we had 
four talented players they were playing with last 
year that provided most of our defense." 

The Falcons welcomed seven new faces to the 
team's roster. 

""There's no doubt our new kids are going to 
have to get experience early," said Hess. "That's 

guard Steve Douglas, 
senior Jim Ambrose, a 6'5 guard/forward and 
junior Scott Trent, a 67 center/forward. Douglas 
and Ambrose served as co-captains for the 1993 

"Those three kids are the key for us," com- 
mented Hess. "We need them to step up and 
provide leadership, because they have a lot of 
talent between them." 

Despite their efforts, the Falcon's men's team 
finished the season with a 5-23 overall record. 

Junior Scott Trent, 
a Mathematics and 
Physical Education 
major from Buck- 
hannon, attempts a 
shot in the Falcon's 
Jan. 23 game 
against Shepherd 
College. Trent, a 6'5 
started the season 
with a career aver- 
age of 49 percent in 
field goal attempts 
and a 78 percent 
free throw average. 

112 Sports 

Sophomore guard 
Steve Pettito makes 
a pass in the 
Falcon's Jan. 23 
gameagainst Shep- 
herd College held 
in the Feaster Cen- 
ter. Despite their 
efforts in this game, 
and others, the Fal- 
cons ended the sea- 
son with a 5-23 
overall record. 

In the huddle, Head 
Coach Randy Hess 
discusses game 
strategy with his 
players in the 
Falcon's Feb. 17 
home gameagainst 
the University of 

Sports 113 


"FSC's golf pro- 
gram continued to 
remain one of the 
top teams in the 

-Frank Jenkins 
Sports Editor 
The Columns 

SPRING 1993 

Golf Schedule & Results 

Francis Marion 
13th of 28 


1st of 14 

Camp Lejeune 

Marine Invitational 

4th of 34 
WVIAC Southern 

1 st of 9 
WVIAC Northern 

2nd of 11 

WVIAC Central 

2nd of 11 

WVIAC Conference 

2nd of 11 

As a result of a recent NCAA ruling about collegiate women's sports, FSC started a Women's Golf Program 
in 1993. The players for the newly established team are Laura Miller, Jennifer Aubin, Heather Hurley, Lora 

Men's Golf: Coach Stan Groves, Jody Rokisky, Brian Wilt, Jeff Estep, Eric Kennedy, Mike Boggs. Not 
pictured: Bill Carpenter. 

1 1 4 Sports 

Lining up the shot, 
Laura Miller at- 
tempts a put at the 
Fairmont Field Club 
during a women's 
golf team practice 

Brian Wilt attempts 
makes a critical 
shot during Fair- 
mont State Col- 
lege's Sept. 19-21 
match against 


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A group meeting, 
Fairmont State 
College's women's 
golf team goes over 
their line-up before 
a match. 

Sports 115 

Junior Lori Smith 
goes up for a spike 
against West Vir- 
ginia Wesleyan 
Sept. 28during their 
annual Volleyball 
Invitational held in 
the Feaster Center. 
1992-92 Volleyball 
team: Alicia Black- 
stone, Billy Jo 
Yates, Caryn Cort- 
right, Dani Binga- 
mon, Stacy Mick, 
Cheryl Lathey, 

In the huddle, 
members of Fair- 
mont State Col- 
lege's Volleyball 
team get psyched 
before their annual 
Volleyball Classic. 
The volleyball 
team swept five 
matches to win 
their annual Clas- 
sic, which was 
held Sept. 12 in the 
Feaster Center. 

Stacy Hardman, 
Lori Smith. (Row 2) 
Jennifer Aubin, 
Jacki Ebert, Kelly 
Hay hurst, Shannon 
Lewis, Stacy 

Clovis, Lisa Darr, 
JoEllen Parks, Mary 
Ganoe, Teresa Hag- 
gerty, Joe Carvelli, 
Trainer; Martha 
Ganoe, Asst. 
Coach; Ryan Ribel, 
Student Coach; 
Debbi Martin, Man- 
ager; Coach Larry 

Volleyball team earns top honors 

Winning has become second nature to the 
Fairmont State College Women's Volleyball team. 
The Lady Falcons have held up a fine tradition 
since the 1987 season of being at the top of the 
WVIAC Conference. In the last five seasons the 
lady Falcons have either finished second or come 
away with a conference title. In addition, since the 
1989 season, at least two girls have b een named 

to the All-East team. 

This tradition may be hard to followTor some 
other teams, but once again the Lady Falcons 
have proven their strengths and abilities to Coach 
Larry Hill, the spectators and to themselves. The 
Lady Falcons finished second in District 28 and 
was named runner-up in the WVIAC tournament. 
The team holds many accolades, both as a 
team and individually. 

Mary Ganoe was named to the All-American 


Honorable Mention, first team All-East, first team 
All-Conference and was named to the All-Tourna- 
ment Team in Charleston. Theresa Hagarty was 
also named to first team All-East, first team All- 
Conference and to the All-Tournament team in 
Charleston. Alicia Blackstone was named to sec- 
ond team All-Conference and Stacy Hardman was 
named to the Honorable Mention All-Conference. 
Coach Hill also had reason to cel- 

ebrate as he obtained the 200th victory of his 
career against Concord's Lady Mountain Lions. 

Coach Hill and his team have repeatedly proven 
themselves as they are consistently defeating 
tough competitors and overwhelming the odds. 
However, the Lady Falcons overcame these ob- 
stacles to end the regular season 9-1 and with a 
second place title in the WVIAC Tournament in 

116 Sports 

Freshman Stacy 
Hardman allows the 
ball to fall out-of- 
bounds in the 
Falcon's annual 
Volleyball Classic 
Sept. 12 in the 
Feaster Center. The 
Falcons defeated 
Wheeling Jesuit in 
a two set final to 
win the Classic. 

Teresa Haggerty 
makes a power hit 
against Wheeling 
Jesuit in Fairmont 
State College's an- 
nual Volleyball 
Classic. The Fal- 
cons defeated the 
Lady Cardinals to 
win the classic. 
(Right) Alicia 
Blackstone sets up 
the spike for Mary 

"...The players showed 
how much depth we really 
have. Even without a key 
player, our team just picks 
up an dgoes on. They 
played very well." 

-Coach Larry Hill 






River City Classic 


FSC Classic 


California State 


Glenville State 


FSC Invitational 


Carlon College 



Concord Invitational 


Alderson Broaddus 


Point Park 


West Liberty 


Wheeling Jesuit 




WV Wesleyan 





U. of Charleston 


Slippery Rock 


Rio Grande 


WVIAC District 28 


District 28 Finals 

Sports 117 

"... I'm pleased with the 
women's team, they ac- 
complished a lot. Over- 
all, this year's team ac- 
complished a lot more 
than I anticipated." 

-Coach Ed Denny 


men's & women's 
Swim Schedule 


31 Ashland Relays 


7 Frostburg Relays 

14 Grove City College 

20 Edinboro Relays 

21 Grannon University 


9 Westminster College 
13 Bethany College 
16 Ashland University 
23 WVWesleyan 
27 Frostburg University 


10 Penn-Ohio Conference 

9 NAIA Nationals 

In hopes of better- 
ing their times, 
Michael Nuzum and 
All-American Tanna 
Balog strengthen 
their legs with the 

Off the block, se- 
nior All-American 
Chris Chance gets 
a jump start on the 
competition to win 
his event, the 500 

1 1 8 Sports 

Swim team sports four Ail-Americans 

Fairmont State College's swim teams are small 
in number, with only five men and five women, but 
the Falcons qualified for the NAIA Nationals in 25 
events and sported four All-American swimmers. 

The Falcon swim teams fared well at the NAIA 
National Championships held March 
9-13 in San-Antonio Texas with the men's team 
finishing 1 1th and the women's team earning 24th 

"With only taking five men, we were really 
successful," said Head Coach Ed Denny. "We 
finished only 28 points behind the 10th place 

Senior Chris Chance earned the All-American 

status with a third place showing in the 1 ,650 
freestyle, eighth in the 200 backstroke and 1 2th in 
the 400 freestyle relay. 

Junior Gra Balog, also a member of the relay 
team, fini shed third in the 1 00 freestyle, and fourth 
SWIMMING 1 in the 1 00 butterfly. 

On the women's team, Junior Sandy Akney 
earned the All-American status with her 1 3th place 
finish in the 200 breaststroke and Freshman Tanna 
Balog finished 16th in the 100 backstroke. 

"I'm pleased with the women's team," com- 
mented Coach Denny. "With only three of them, 
they accomplished a lot. Overall, this year's team 
accomplished more than I anticipated." 

1993 Swim Team: 
Tanna Balog, Terry 
Cassie Kobasko, 
Melody Gwilliam, 
Sandy Akney. 
(Back Row) Head 
Coach Ed Denny, 
Gra Balog, Chris 
Chance, Craig 
Mearns, Michael 
Nuzum, Martin 
Howell, Assistant 
Coach Susan Van 


Checking their 
times, members of 
Fairmont State 
College's swim 
team catch their 
breaths before be- 
ginning another 
drill in an early 
morning practice. 


Sports 119 

Rugby begins first fuil season 



Nicknamed the Chickenhawks, Fairmont State 
College's rugby team is one of the newest sports 
on campus. The Chickenhawks began their third 
semester of play with an Oct. 3 opening match at 
Wheeling Jesuit College, where FSC was the first 
team to score on Wheeling in four conse cutive 
games, as Wheeling was coming off an 
undefeated season in 1992. 

A member of the Allegheny Rugby Union, the 
Chickenhawks are coached by Tim Rice. Rice is 
assisted by officers Jeff Bell, president; John Dillner, 
vice president; Brian Wilfong, match secretary; 
Brian Pennington, treasurer; Ron Granitz,seargent 
-at-arms and Assistant Coach Reid Alexander. 

"We are inexperienced," commented Coach 
Rice, "but our opponents agree that within the next 
semester or two we will be a strong opponent." 
The Chickenhawks earned their first victory 

1993 Rugby Team: 
Tim Yukiewakz, 
Matt Schmuck, Jeff 
Bell, John Dillner, 
Ron Granitz, 

Monte Kotzin. 
(Row 2) Reid 
Alexander, Coach 
Tim Rice, Howie 
Miles, Kevin Mar- 
tin, Jason Garcia. 
(Row 3) Jeff 
Griffith, Frank 
Tomb, Toom 
Hooman, Denny 
Porter, Dan 

Colbum, Brett 

against Salem-Teikyo with a 1 2-0 score in an Apr. 
3 match at Salem-Teikyo. this victory raised their 
Spring 1993 record to 1-4-1 . 

"We are a much stronger team this semester 
thanks to mthe additions of Jay Boyd, Jason Dooley , 
Glen Hughes, Greg Carden, Chris Dupluskas and 
Mike Sposato." Coach Rice added that four 

players were selected to participate in the Union 
Select (like an all-conference team) . Those chosen 
to compete for positions with the Allegheny Rugby 
Union were: Ron Granitz, Jim Crauley, Tim 
Yukiewak, and John Dillner. 

According to Coach Rice, experienceand 
leadership from returning players and better orga- 
nization are the team's strengths. 

"If we can remain injury free," commented Coach 
Rice, "we will have a promising future in competi- 

Taking a breather, 
members of Fair- 
mont State Col- 
lege's Chickenhawk 
Rugby team await 
the signal to begin 
play against Frost- 
burg State in their 
Nov. 7 home match. 



1 20 Sports 

In a struggle for 
possession, Reid 
Alexander dives to 
regain the loose 
ball while Brett 
Addis attempts to 
divert an opposing 

(Above) Signalling 
for a Chickenhawk 
ball, Jeff Bell 
closely watches the 
ruck to see who will 
gain possession. 

"...We are inexperi- 
enced, but our op- 
ponents agree that 
within the next se- 
mester or two we will 
be a strong oppo- 

-Coach Tim Rice 


Rugby Schedule 


3 Wheeling Jesuit 
10 Allegheny College 

17 U.of Pittsburg 
24 Carnegie-Mellon 
31 Marshall 


7 Frostburg State 


27 Marshall 


30 Marietta College 

3 Salem-Teikyo 

18 WVU 

24 Carnegie Mellon 

Sports 121 


"...This is a young 
team, we will be work- 
ing with them a lot." 

-Coach Billy Haines 

1992-92 Weomen's Tennis Team: Angie Schmiddle, Wendy Cunningham, Shelia Fansler (Back 
Row) Coach Billy Haines, Carrie Smith, Xenia Manley, Julie Skidmore, Annie Berry. 






Geneve College 


Davis & Elkins 


West Liberty 


U. of Charleston 








WV Tech 


Wv Wesleyan 


Frostburg State 


Shepherd College 


WV State 


U. of Charleston 



WV Wesleyan 


Bluefield State 


Carnegie Mellon 




Slippery Rock 


WVIAC Conference 

1 22 Sports 


Lady Falcons earn fourth place in WVIAC action 

After a 1-5 start to begin the season, most 
teams would have probably given up on a confer- 
ence championship and even quality post-season, 
but veteran coach Bill Haines didn't count out his 
Lady Falcon tennis squad's chances. 

The ladies went 5-5 over the last ten games of 
the regular season including big v ictories over 

semifinals in the singles division. Xenia Manley, 
seeded fourth, Wendy Cunningham seeded fifth, 
and sixth-seeded Shiela Fansler all reached that 
position with three victorious sets over opponents. 
The top three seeds all reached the quarterfinals. 
Angie Schmidle, the top seed, second-seeded 
Annie Berr y and Carrie Smith all won two 

Shepherd, Concord, Salem-Teikyo 
and West Virginia Tech. 

In the post-season, the Falcon women boasted 
a fourth place finish in the conference tournament 
with 14 points. West Liberty won the WVIAC title 
with 31 points. The University of Charleston fin- 
ished only two points back of West Liberty and 
Wesleyan finished third with 21 points. 

Three FSC players reached the tournament 

Xenia Manley returns the serve in Fairmont's Sept. 1 5 home 
match against Salem-Teikyo. Manley, a sophomore at 
Fairmont State transferred from West Virginia University. 


matches before being beaten by 
their opponents. 

The Lady Falcons finished 6-5 against confer- 
ence opponents, but went winless outside the 
conference largely due to the fact that those oppo- 
nents were all ranked in the NAIA standings board 
at one time or another. 

The women hit their stride in late September in 
a three-match winning streak. FSC dominated 
Concord, Salem-Teikyo and Tech shutting out 
oppponents in 15 sets against the conference 
opponents. In that stretch, Annie Berry lost only 
two games to her opponents while winning 32. 

In a lighter mo- 
ment, Head Coach 
Billy Haines gives 
some advice on 
form and game 
strategy to Xenia 
Manley and Annie 
Berry. Berry is a 
freshman from 
Bridgeport High 
and Manley a 
sophomore trans- 
fer from WVU. 

Angie Schmiddle 
and Carrie Smith re- 
turn a serve dirlng 
their doubles 
match against Sa- 
lem-Teikyo Sept. 1 5 
at Fairmon. 

Schmiddle and 
Smith are the only 
two returning play- 
ers to the 1992-92 
Women's Tennis 

Sports I 23 

"...I'm pleased to have four 
different seeds in the fi- 
nals. This is a building 
stone for the program." 

-Coach Billy Haines 







Southern Trip 


Slippery Rock 


Davis & Elkins 


WV Weselyan 




U. of Charleston 


West Liberty 




Salem Teikyo 






U. of Charleston 




WV Wesleyan 


WV Tech 


West Liberty 


Robert Morris 







Men place four seeds in WVC tourney 

After having to forfeit six matches early in 
the year due to an ineligible player, the FSC 
men's won eight of their final ten matches 
and finished 7-1 in that span against confer- 
ence opponents with their only conference 
loss to WVIAC champion the University of 

Their 8-1 1 mark entering the post-season 
was definitely misleadingto the other confer- 
ence teams. 

Three players reached the WVIAC Cham- 
pionship round. Fourth seed Phil Robinson 
defeated Greg Howard of Concord and 


The men's team began the season on tne 
road in Georgia in a four match Southern 
tour. The Falcons finished 2-2, losing to 
nationally ranked Brunswick (GA) and Jack- 
sonville University. 

"These teams play year-round because 
of good weather conditions," said coach Bill 
Haines of the difference in the squads. 
"Southern teams are usually higher-ranked 
because of their year-round play." 

Upon returning home, FSC won four of 
five matches, but had to forfeiting them the 

Neumark of West Vir- 
ginia Wesleyan before falling to Brandon 
Murphy from Charleston in the final. Fifth- 
seeded Mike Christian beat Ed Welsh of 
Wesleyan and Lau of Salem-Teikyo before 
falling to Billy Levi of Charleston in his final. 
Chris Fox, the sixth seed, defeated Ho 
Noguschi of Salem-Teikyo and Kessler of 
West Liberty before bowing out to Don Doss 
of Charleston in the final. 

Robinson and Christian also advanced to 
the championship round in doubles play. 

The Falcons ended up third in the tourna- 
ment behind Charleston and WV Wesleyan. 

1992-93 Men's Tennis Team: Dr. Billy Haines, Coach; Michael Alport, Phil Robinson, Sergio Mucino, Mike 
Christian, Chris Woods, Ray Harman, Tom Collins, Colin White. 

1 24 Sports 

Chris Woods takes 
a swing at defeat- 
ing his opponent 
during a match at 
the Feaster Center 
tennis courts. The 
1992-92 Men's ten- 
nis team finished 
their season with a 
record of 8-11, but 
still placed four 
seeds in the West 
Virginia Conference 

With a look of con- 
sternation, Prof. 
James Young en- 
dures a bit of teas- 
ing from Tennis 
Coach Billy Haines 
and player Chris 
Fox. Both Young 
and Haines are in- 
structors in the 
Social Science de- 

Tennis team mem- 
ber Phil Robinson 
gets in a bit of prac- 
tice at the tennis 
courts at the 
Feaster Center. 
Robinson, a num- 
ber four seed, 
reached the WVIAC 
final before falling 
to Brandon Murphy 
of Charleston, and 
also advanced to 
the championship 
round in doubles 
play with Mike 
Christian in the 

Sophomore Steve 
Marlz waits for the 
pitch in the Fal- 
con's April 21 
game against West 
Liberty State Col- 
lege at the Rosier 
Field. FSC halted a 
13 game losing 
streak after a split 
with the Hilltop- 
pers, losing 4-5 in 
the first game, and 
winning 11-10 for 
the nightcap. 

FSC Junior Billy 
Johnson returns to 
the plate after mak- 
ing a play. John- 
son was named 
West Virginia Con- 
ference Player of 
the Week April 26 
after batting .529 in 
four games and 
launching four 
home runs in a 
double header with 
West Virginia 

Mem bers of the Fal- 
con baseball team 
groom the field be- 
tween games. The 
Baseball diamond 
at Rosier Field un- 
derwent a major 
facelit before the 
1992-93 season af- 
ter astroturf was in- 
stalled thanks in 
part to the gener- 
ous support of 
Fairmont State Col- 
lege's alumni. 

(Left) Coach Ron 
Whiting calls a 
meeting on the 
mound to discuss 
the Falcon's game 
plan in the Apr. 17 
homegame against 
West Liberty. (Far 
Left) Head Coach 
Ron Whiting stud- 
ies the situation on 
the field before 
making decisions 
about Fairmont 
State College's 

1 26 Sports 


"...Any little kid who 
watches the major 
leagues wants to 
play major league 


•Billy Johnson 


Baseball Schedule 



FSC JV Tournamnet 



Belmont Abby, NC 


Jacksonville, FL 

! 16 

Frostburg State 

I 17 

Point Park, PA 


Union Kentucky 


Union Kentucky 


Malone College, OH 


California University 


U. of Charleston 


Shepherd college 



WV Wesleyan 


Davis & Elkins 


Concord College 




WV State 


West Liberty 


WV Tech 





Bluefield State 


WVIAC Tourney 

WVIAC Final Four 

Sports 127 

Sophomore Sam 
Johnson attempts 
a base hit at 
against Concord 
College. Johnson, 
a sophomore Busi- 
ness Management 
major from Lewis- 
burg, WV, served in 
the infield, outfield, 
and as catcher. 

FSC sophomore 
Sam Johnson sur- 
veys the action on 
State's April 13 
game against Sa- 
lem-Teikyo. John- 
son, a business 
management ma- 
jor, hopes to one 
day play baseball at 
the professional 
level. (Right) Coach 
Ron Whiting dis- 
cusses the Apr. 13 
game against Sa- 
lem-Teikyo with 
pitcher Bill Runyan. 

128 Sports 

Johnson named WVC Player of the Week 

Fairmont State College's Billy Johnson enoyed 
a dream week during the week of April 27. 

After batting .529 in four games and launching 
four home runs in a doubleheader with West 
Virginia Tech, Johnson, a 6'2, junior was named 
the West Virginia Conference Player of the week. 

"Billy potentially can do basically 
what he wants to do," Coach Ron Whiting said. 
"He has so much raw ability, it's unbelievable." 

If the right oportunity would come along, 
Johnson would look seriously at making the move 
to professional baseball. 

"Any little kid who watches the major leagues 
wants to play major league baseball," Johnson 


said. "The one thing that I've always dreamed of 
is getting a chance. I would love to have a chance 
to see how far I can go." 

"I'm good enough for college ball now," Johnson 
added. "What about the next level?" I'd like to have 
that chanc e, and I do feel I'll get one." 

Johnson an d his wife, Jenninfer live in 
Idamay, WV, an d have a two-year old daughter, 

"It's tough to work and have school and be 
married and come out here and give 150 percent. 
It's really tough, but I love to do it," commented 
Johnson. "With me being this young and in college, 
it's something I have to do." 

Fighting Falcon 
Baseball Team: 
Scott Coleman, Ed 
Mahalick, Frank 
Belotte, Aramis 
Figueroa, Matt 
Burke, John Nor- 
man, Jeff Kisner. 
(Row 2) Coach Ron 
Whiting, Ronnie 
Whiting, Doug Bet- 
ter, Benjie Benson, 
Doug Garrett, Joe 
Wright, Phil Tooth- 
man, Keith Bisesi 
Chuck Arnette. 
(Row 3) Scott 
Coleman, Steve 
Martz, Jason 

McCall, Matt Neville, 
Jamie Grindo, Matt 
McGucken, Joe 
Price. (Back Row) 
Chris Haymond, 
BillyJohnson, John 
Maholick, Heath 
Atha, Sam John- 
son, Rich Brannin. 

At the plate, Benjie 
Benson, a pitcher 
from Penn Hills, PA, 
swings for the fence 
at Fairmont State's 
April 21 game 
against West Lib- 
erty College. 
Benson is a junior 
majoring in Physi- 
cal Education. 

Sports 129 

Cheerleaders capture national attention 

(Above) West Vir- 
ginia Conference 
Champs, the 1992- 
93 Falcon Cheer- 
leading squad 
captured national 
attention by earn- 
ing fourth place in 
the Jan. 4-6 NCAA 
which was held in 
Dallas, TX. (Right) 
The Falcon Cheer- 
leaders set the 
tone for Home- 
coming by starting 
things off at the 
Nov. 9 Bonfire at 
the Rosier Field. 

Bodies in motion, 
the Falcon cheer- 
leaders are respon- 
sible for exciting the 
crowd at football 
games and cheer- 
ing the Fighting Fal- 
cons on through 
their many hard 
fought games. 

1 30 Sports 

Smiling for the cam- 
era, the 1992-93 
cheerleaders per- 
form in front of the 
Fighting Falcon's 
fans at an Oct. 3 
homegame against 
Wesleyan. Fair- 
mont went on to win 
the game 16-14. 

On top of the world, 
stunts and pyra- 
mids, such as the 
one pictured a- 
bove, earned the 
Falcon Cheerlead- 
ers the West Vir- 
ginia Conference 
title and a fourth 
place finish at the 
NCAA Division 
Championships in 
Dallas Texas. 




:;OQ ■. 

"...FSC has always had a 
strong program. I didn't 
have to rebuild the pro- 
gram, it was already 

-Coach Kristi Kiefer 


Cheerleader Rankings 

West Virginia 
Conference Champions 

First Place 

Oklahoma State 
Second Place 

Third Place 

University of Buffalo 
Fifth Place 

NCAA Championships 
Fourth Place 

Sports 131 

Cheerleaders capture national attention 

The defending West Virginia Conference 
ChampionFalcon Cheerleaders captured national 
attention by taking fourth place in the NCAA com- 
petition in Dallas, Texas Jan. 4-6. 

The 1992-93 Cheerleading squad made a win- 
ner out of first-year Coach Kristi Ki efer The fourth 
place finish matches FSC's \ CHEERL 
highest ranking since that of a few year's ago. 

The talent of the squad helped make Kiefer's 
transition a little easier. 

"Fairmont State has always had a strong pro- 
gram," Coach Kiefer said. "It made my job easy to 
step into. I didn't have to rebuild the program, it was 
already there." 

Her friendship with former Coach Carolyn 

Crislip-Tacy also helped in the transition. 

"Carolyn built a strong program. She did an 
excellent job," Keifer said of the former coach. "We 
are good friends and like working together." 

The cheerleaders prepared for competitions by 
practicing thr ee time a week. In these practicies, 
E APING I Coach Kiefer and Assistant 
Coach Mark Bond work with the cheerleaders to 
improve their three minute choreographed routine 
which incorporates gymnastics stunts and pyra- 
mids.. Practice paid off when the cheerleading 
squad placed first at a competition at Pitt, second 
at Oklahoma State, third at a dual meet sponsored 
by Pitt and Johnstown and earned fifth at the 
University of Buffalo. 

1 32 Sports 

Up in the air, cheer- 
leader Tammy 
Gorby executes a 
stunt for the home 
crowd at Rosier 
Field. Stunts, like 
this one, as well as 
dance and gym- 
nastics earned the 
Falcon cheerlead- 
ers fourth place in 
the NCAA Division 
at the Dallas, TX 

With a look of con- 
centration, a Pres- 
byterian Cheer- 
leader watches the 
action in the Sept. 
12 game against 
Fairmont at Roslor 
Field. Fairmont 
went on to win the 
season opener with 
a score of 12-10 
against the Blue 

In the formation, 
Fairmont State 
College's Cheer- 
leaders lead the 
crowd in raising the 
Fighting Falcon's 
spirit at the Sept. 
19 home game 
against California 
of Pennsylvania. 
California went on 
to win the game 14- 

Smiling for the cam- 
era, Fairmont State 
College's cheer- 
leaders gear up for 
competition at the 
Charleston Civic 
Center. Fairmont 
earned top honors 
at the competition 
by taking first place 
in and earning the 
conference title. 

Sports 1 33 

'93 Spring Semester 

Proves busy time of year for students 

The spring semester was a busy time for 
most Fairmont State students. Besides 
preparing for mid-term and final exams, 
and preparing their schedules for the 
upcoming fall semester, most made 
plans for a big spring break, then returned to 
FSC in time to recuperate and to gear up for 
graduation in May. 

While some students traveled to the beach and 
other destinations, others chose to spend a quiet 
week at home, relaxing and catching up on much 
need rest and even a bit of homework. 

Senior Charlene Haddix, a Criminal Justice major 
and junior Denise Barton traveled to Homestead, 
Florida, in order to provide assistance to those 
ravaged by Hurricane Andrew. 

"I was amazed at how much destruction 
surrounded us in and around our camp," 
commented Haddix. "It felt good to help rebuild 
property for the people of Homestead, but I couldn't 
imagine having to rebuild a lifetime as many were 
forced to do." 

While sun and surf surrounded those who spent 
their break traveling, the 
"Blizzard of 93," stranded 
many March 13-14, and 
gave students a few more 
days to rejuvenate as FSC 
canceled classes. A 

Like the snow, work piled 
when students returned for 
the spring semester and 
warm weather tempted them 
to enjoy a day of sun and fun. 
"As much as I enjoy the 
weather, it does have a way 
of making my work wait while 
I take it all in," sophomore 
Jennifer Liller said, summing The beach proved a popular p , ace 

Up the thoughts Of Others during Spring Break as the Sigma 

^u^,,+ +U^;.- mwXlnM i; nn ,,— Tau Gammas traveled to Panama 

about their spring line-up. clty> FlorIda to teke ln the 8Un and 


m m* 


proved a popular 
new sport as stu- 
dents risked life 
and limb to conquer 
a particular rock. 
Here, Brett Hartwig 
rapelling with a 
trained instructorat 
Dan's Rock in 

Chad Post and 
Johnna Steele, 
young actors from 
Fairmont, take the 
roles of Wally Webb 
and Rebecca Gibbs 
in Thornton Wil- 
der's Pulitzer Prize 
winning play, Our 
Town, being pre- 
sented by the 
Fairmont State 
CollegeTown and 
Gown Players June 
29-July 2. 


1 34 Spring Line-Up 

,i~ . 

* dl * -'0*'" n :-^*; j_-£ >#-*-&Wg #. v 

Fairmont State 
College's Feaster 
Center Tennis 
Courts became a 
popular place to 
spent time as the 
weather turned 
warm, allowing stu- 
dents to shake their 
winter blues and 
become active 
once again. 



Top Record Numbers 

Fairmont State 
College grad- 
uated a record 
number of stu- 
dents during the May 15 
ceremonies, college 
officials have 


More than 600 
Fairmont State College 
students will receive 
two- and four-year 
degrees, according to 
the Registrar's office. 
Officially, 626 students 
applied for graduation; 
of that number, more 
than 400 were 
expected to participate 
i n gradu atio n 


This figure tops the 
previous record of 567 
graduates, set in 1992. 
Graduates for the 
entire academic year -- 
which includes those 
receiving degrees in 
August, December and 
May - will be in excess 
of 800, according to Dr. 
Billy Dunn, registrar. 

Four years of hard work payed 
off for those Fairmont State 
College students who earned 
their degree, and some much 
needed rest. 

:;■ : .,;.- 


Spring Line-Up I 3o 

Smiling for the cam- 
era, Ron "Bull" 
Granitz poses with 
the Hooters girls 
during his spring 
break trip to 
Panama City, FL. 
Panama City 

proved a hot spot 
for students as FSC 
offered package 
deals for various 
beaches. One price 
usually covered 
bus, hotel and 
accomodations for 
as many as 8 days 
and seven nights at 
a specific destina- 

Eric Zeitlin, Jerry 
Burner, Mike Mat- 
thews and Melissa 
Patterson try a plate 
of raw oysters at 
Hooters Restaurant 
in Panama City, FL. 

1 36 Spring Line Up 

Covering up, Mi- 
chelle Abbrizino 
discusses her 
plans for a spring 
break vacation with 
Marsha Shreve. 
Abbrizino and 
Shreve traveled to 
Panama City, FL 
with friends and 
family after pur- 
chasing tickets for 
one of the many 
travel packages of- 
fered to Fairmont 
State students. 


Spring Break Heats Up 

Students travel to sunny Florida 

Spring break, for many, heated up as students 
headed to the beach in search of the perfect tan or 
the perfect party. Fairmont State College, in 
accordance with several travel companies, offered 
spring break packages in order for students to travel to 
various destinations during their March 8-12 spring 
break vacation. 

For as little as $199, students could spend as many 
as eight days and seven nights at Panama City Beach, 
Florida or for $219 students could spend the week in 
Daytona Beach, Florida. This price usually covered 
the cost of a round trip bus ticket, hotel 
accommodations, free pool deck parties, activities and 

Panama City, FL proved a hot spot for FSC students 
when after a 17 hour bus trip, they were treated to live 
shows from MTV™, Tiki bars along the beach, 
souvenir shops, seafood buffets and concerts from 

(Below Left) On the beach. Erin Martin takes in the sun during her 
Spring Break trip to Panama City, Florida. Martin, and other 
Fairmont State College students, were able to travel to Panama 
City, and other destinations, through package trips offered by the 

bands such as "15 Minutes." 

"Panama City was a lot of fun," commented 
sophomore commercial graphics major Melissa 
Patterson. "There were a lot of people there from 
Fairmont State, as well as other colleges around the 
country, so there were plenty of people to party with." 
Other students headed for a different location in 
Florida. Senior psychology major Charlene Haddix 
and junior Denise Barton traveled to Homestead to 
help those hit hardest by Hurricane Andrew. 

While there, Barton and Haddix help reconstruct the 
home of a woman and her two children. 

"I enjoyed helping these people rebuild their 
homes, and their lives," commented Barton. "But the 
thought of having to live in the conditions they did 
while rebuilding, and touring the areas hit hardest by 
Andrew was really hard. I couldn't imagine living 
through what they have, and surviving as well as the 
residents of Homestead have." 

Whether students traveled to the beach or the 
center of Hurricane Andrew's path, spring break 
heated up as students spent a week in sun-filled 

(Above Left) Brad 
Hein, Heather Mar- 
tin, Scott Carpenter 
and Brett Hartwig 
celebrate their ar- 
rival in Panam City, 
FL. with a spring 
break party at the 
Ramada Inn Hotel. 

Scott Carpenter 
tests his driving 
ability while riding 
go-carts in Panama 
City, FL. Students 
were offered a vari- 
ety of entertainment 
while in Panama 
City, including live 
shows from MTV 
and bands such as 
"15 Minutes." 

A Panama Beach 
sunset offered the 
picture perfect end- 
ing to Spring Break 
1993. Students 
were able to travel 
to various beaches 
and other destina- 
tions through pack- 
ages offered by the 

SpringLineUp 1 37 

A member of the 
class of 1 993 sm iles 
for the cameras as 
she waits for her 
row to file past 
Fairmont State 
College President 
Robert Dillman in 
order to receive ehr 

Tina Cultip addres- 
ses the audience 
during the May 15 
ceremony. Cutlip, a 
history major from 
Sutton, WV, was 
active in Student 
Government while 
at FSC, and held the 
office fo secretary. 

I 38 Spring Line Up 

Two Receive Honorary Doctorates 

Webb, Alexander Honored May 15 

Fairmont State College presented honorary 
doctorates to two leaders -- one in the Fairmont 
community, the other in national education reform -- 
during the 1993 commencement ceremonies held May 
15 in the Feaster Center Gymnasium. 

Hayes Webb, a Fairmont lawyer long active in civic 
affairs, received an honorary Doctorate of Law. 

Lamar Alexander, the former U.S. Secretary of 
Education, received an honorary Doctorate of 
Pedagogy. Alexander also gave the convocation 

Webb, who was born in Huntington, received an A.B. 
degree from Marshall University in 1942, and earned his 
law degree from West Virginia University in 1948. Hayes 
began practicing his profession in Shinnston in 1948, 
but moved to Fairmont in 1953 to become a founding 
member of Amos, Amos & Webb. In 1967, Furbee, 
Amos, Webb & Crutchfield was formed in Fairmont; 
Webb remains part of the firm today. 

Webb is a member of the West Virginia State Bar, past 
president of the West Virginia Bar Association, member 
of the American Bar Association, president of the Marion 
County Bar Association, member of the American Law 
Institute and permanent delegate of the Fourth Circuit 
Judicial Conference. 

Alexander was nominated by President George Bush 
as U.S. Secretary of Education on Jan. 22, 1991 and 
unanimously confirmed by the Senate on March 14, 
1991 . He served in that capacity through the end of the 
Bush administration in 1992. 

In addition to being former U.S. Secretary of 
Education, Alexander was the first Tennessee governor 
to serve four successive four-year terms (1979-1987), is 
the past chairman of the National Governor's Association 
and past president of the University of Tennessee. 

Alexander was graduated Phi Beta Kappa from 
Vanderbilt University, and received a law degree from 
New York University. 

Fairmont State Col- 
lege faculty stands 
to honor the Class 
of 1993 as they file 
into the gym- 
nasium. Com- 
mencement cere- 
monies were held 
Saturday, May 15 in 
the Feaster Center 
Gymnasium . 

Graphics arts major 
Chris Schleicher 
(middle) smiles for 
the camera while 
filing into the 
Feaster Center 

Spring Line Up 139 

Record number graduates 

In May 15 commencement Ceremony 

Fairmont State College graduated a record number of 
students during its 1993 commencement ceremony 
held Saturday May 15 in the Feaster Center Gymnasium. 
According to the registrar's office, more than 600 
students received two and four-year degrees. Officially 
626 students applied for graduation. Of that number, 
more than 400 were expected to participate in 
graduation ceremonies. 

This figure tops the previous record of 567 graduates, 
set in 1992. 

According to Billy Dunn, graduates for the entire year -- 
which included those receiving degrees in December 
and May -- was in excess of 800. 

Within that record number, another precedent was set. 

Eunice Green- 
Thompson, direc- 
tor of multicultural 
affairs, pays close 
attention to the 
ceremony. Fair- 
mont State Col- 
lege's graduation 
ceremony was held 
Saturday, May 15 at 
10 a.m. in the 
Feaster Center 

A recent graduate 
smiles for the 
camera after re- 
ceiving her degree. 
At least 400 stu- 
dents were ex- 
pected to parti- 
cipaleintheMay 15 
ceremony. (Right) 
Recent graduate 
Renae Clark dis- 
plays her diploma. 

Fairmont State College graduated two students from its 
Honors Program. 

Deborah Kay Dunigan and Mary Ann Shoaff both 
received bachelor's degrees at the ceremony. 

Dunigan, a resident of Mannington, earned a degree 
in business marketing with a minor in accounting. 

Shoaff, a Fairmont resident, earned her bachelor's in 
psychology with a minor in sociology. 

Fairmont State College continued to set record 
enrollments, and precedents in the field of higher 
education during the 1992-93 school year, making its 
125th anniversary a different occasion, and one to 

1 40 Spring Line Up 


PttwSwj home mm 

Tiffani Satterfield 
waves at her 
husband and 
daughter, Tim and 
Cierra, while en- 
tering the Feaster 
in order to receive 
her degree in psy- 
chology. Satter- 
field, a resident of 
Fairmont was also 
art editor of FSC's 
art and literary 

FSC President 
Robert Dillman 
addresses theclass 
Of 1993 and 
gathered family 
members and 
friends before a- 
warding the gra- 
duates with their 
degrees. Photos by 
Johnny Piscitelli. 

Spring Line Up 1 4 1 

President of 

Fairmont State Col- 
lege Dr. Robert 
Dillman congra- 
tulates a member of 
the graduating 
class of May 1993. 

Dr. Martin Lammon 
and Dr. John King, 
both of the division 
of language and 
literature, speak 
with a member of 
the graduating 
class of 1 993 before 
the commence- 
ment ceremonies 
begin. Graduation 
was held May 15 in 
the Feaster Center 

I 4^ Spring Line Up 

The pianist for the 
1993 commence- 
ment ceremonies 
plays music while 
members of the 
college faculty wait 
for the graduated to 
enter and be 

The graduating 
class of 1993 file 
into the Feaster 
Center Gym after 
the entrance of 
Fairmont State 
College's faculty. 
The Class of 1993 
graduated a record 
number of stu- 
dents. Photos by 
John Piscitelli. 

Fairmont State 
College's faculty 
enjoys a lighter 
moment before 
lining up for the 
1993 commence- 
ment ceremony. 
The ceremony was 
held Saturday, May 
15 In the Feaster 
Center Gym- 


Spring Line Up 1 43 

Governor Gaston 
Caperton and se- 
lected administra- 
tors, students and 
guests cut the rib- 
bon during the April 
29 dedication of the 
Education, Health 
Careers and Home 
Economics Build- 
ing. Ground was 
broken for the 
building in 1991, 
and was completed 
atacostof$6.5 mil- 

FairmontState Col- 
lege President Rob- 
ert Dillman intro- 
duces the panel of 
guests at the April 
29th dedication of 
the Education, 
Home Economics 
and Health Careers 
building. Accord- 
ing to Dillman, the 
ceremony "culmi- 
nates years of plan- 
ning and hard work 
by individuals at 
FSC and beyond." 

Representing growth at FSC 

New Building Dedicated in April 

A dedication for a new Education, Health Careers, and 
Home Economics Building was held on April 29, 1993. Dr. 
Robert J. Dillman, president of Fairmont State College, 
presided at the dedication ceremonies. Other state education 
leaders such as, Governor Gaston Caperton, Secretary of 
Education Barbara Harmon-Schamberger, and Chancellor 
Paul Marion of the State College System were there to share 
in the festivities. 

The building represents an on going growth at Fairmont 

especially in our Education Field and the growing enrollment. 
Almost every aspect of our teacher preparation program is 
being up-graded for the next century. President Dillman 
stated "This dedication ceremony culminates years of 
planning and hard work by many individuals at Fairmont State 
College and beyond." 

The new building was once a parking lot, located between 
Colebank Hall and Ruth Ann Musick Library. The three-story 
tan structure provides much needed classroom, laboratory 
and office space at Fairmont State College. 

Within the new building, a central stairwell connects the 
upper and lower floors. It also has an elevator and lobby area 
on the levels. The third floor doors lead out to a parking area, 
thus better connection the upper campus to the lower part. 

Ground was first broken in 1991 and was completed at a 
cost of 6.5 million. The structure was designed by The Omni 
Associates of Fairmont and Williams Trebilcock Whitehead of 

Perhaps Governor Caperton explained our new building 
best by saying, "This beautiful building serves as a symbol of 
West Virginia's strong commitment to improving our entire 
System Of higher education." By Carrie Andersron. 

1 44 Spring Line Up 

Fairmont State Col- 
lege Student Gov- 
ernment Vice Presi- 
dent Valerie Lu- 
cente takes time to 
discuss the dedi- 
cation ceremonies 
with Gov. Gaston 
Caperton, April 29. 
After the program, 
guests were invited 
to tour the building 
and enjoy refresh- 
ments in the con- 
ference room on 
third floor. 

Barrack ville Middle 
School student 
Bart Hibbs leads 
the Pledge of Alle- 
giance at the April 
29 dedication cer- 
emony for the Edu- 
cation, Home Eco- 
nomics and Health 
Careers building. 

Jfe , & 

Leone Elliot, a 
member of the 
Fairmont State 
College Jazz 

Ensemble performs 
music for the April 
29 dedication cer- 
emony for the new 
Education, Health 
Careers and Home 
Economics Build- 
ing. The Jazz En- 
semble is directed 
by Jack Ashton. 

Spring Line Up 1 45 

Abduhl, Jessica 106 
Adams, Bill 111 
Adams, Melissa 77 
Addis, Brett 120, 121 
Adkins, Mary 48 
Adkins, Teresa 49, 74, 87 
Akney, Sandy 119 
Alexamder, Reid 73, 120- 121 
Alport, Michael 124 
Ambrose, Jim 110, 111 
Anderson, Jennifer 76 
Armstead, Lori 64 
Arnette, Chuck 129 
Ashington-Picket, Beth 87 
Atha, Heath 129 
Aubin, Jennifer 114, 115, 116 
Auvil, Julia 48, 74, 82 

Bacha, Ryan 73 
Baker, Warren 39 
Baker, Wendy 74 
Balog, Gra 119 
Balog, Tanna 118, 119 
Barclay, Brett 2 
Barclay, Stephanie 51,77 
Barton, Denise 50, 51, 64 
Beall, Jennifer 77 
Beckman, Diane 87 
Beegle, Jeffrey 87 
Beigle, Raul 72 
Bell, Jeff 73,84, 120, 121 
Belmear, Michael 8 
Belotte, Frank 129 
Beltz, Karen 48 
Benincosa, Julia 87 
Bennett, Michael 7 
Benson, Benjie 129 
Berry, Annie 122, 123 
Betler, Doug 129 
Betler, Kimberly 87 
Bingamon, Dani 116 
Birchfield, Robert 69 
Bisesi, Keith 129 
Black, Sonja 38 
Blackstone, Alicia 1 16 
Blair, Toyao 38 
Blakemore, Jeanne 74 
Bodes, Karen 87 
Boggs, Mike 1 14 
Bohnke, Dani 13 

Bolden, Audrey 8, 77 
Bonafield, Beth 74 
Boria, Jose 7 
Bostic, Chris 8, 73 
Bowyer, Rev. Richard 38 
Brady, Violet 64, 87 
Brannin, Rich 129 
Brinkman, Jim 100 
Brookens, Renee 38 
Brooks, Darlene 5, 78 
Brooks, Darmitra 5 
Brown, Joetta 38 
Brown, Ladawna 77 
Brown, Rusty 2 
Bunner, Curt 48 
Bunting, Jeanine 75 
Burke, Matt 129 
Burks, Lori 39 
Burkhardt, Scarlette 77 
Burner, Jerry 73 
Burton, Regina 36 
Bush, Shelly 77 
Butcher, Kim 77 

Cale, Mike 37, 160 

Cales, Sandra 51, 77 

Cameron, Brad 14, 15, 69, 73 

Cannon, Shelli 106 

Caperton, Gaston 65, 144, 145 

Caroli, Angela 77 

Carr, Casey 87 

Carvelli, Joe 116 

Castle, Jamie Beth 76 

Chance, Chris 118, 119 

Chaney, Jennifer 75 

Christian, Mike 124 

Clark, Mendy 74 

Clark, Renae 38 

Clovis, Stacy 74, 116 

Clowser, John 73, 85 

Clutter, Chad 110 

Coffindafer, Mark 47 

Coffindaffer, Susan 13 

Coffman, Pamela 70, 77 

Colbum, Dan 120 

Cole, Lori 74 

Cole, Tiffany 39 

Coleman, Scott 129 

Collins, Leslie 87 

Collins, Tammy 72, 98, 124 

Collins, Troy 39 

Conrad, Jeff 51 

Conway, Chris 72 

Cook, Justin 73 

Cooper, Clinton 49 

Cortright, Caryn 116 

Cox, Barry 72 

Cox, Chris 14,44,46,47 
Cox, Tricia 77 
Crandol, Justin 87 
Crane, Charloette 48 
Crutchfield, Mera 82 
Cunningham, Wendy 122 
Cutlip, Tina 138 

Dague, Jerry 48 

Dandeo, Lisa 83 

Darr, Lisa 116 

Davis, Dale 72 

Davis, Kelly 77 

Dawson, Chad 1 10 

Dearing, Tony 73 

DeBellis, Cathy 9, 13,44,46 

DeFranco, Tammy 77 

Denny, Ed 118, 119 

Denny, Jason 2 

Dilauro, Michael 110 

Dillman, Jim 110 

Dillman, John 7 

Dillman, Robert 48, 138, 141, 144 

Dillner, John 72, 120 

Dodd, Chris 48 

Donaldson, Nikki 64 

Dougherty, Kirk 73 

Dougherty, Rick 73 

Douglas, Steve 110 

Drago, Melissa 64 

Drago, Michael 64 

Duffield, Sam 51 

Duplessis, Chris 72, 73 

Ebert, Jacki 116 
Edgell, Jeanne 6 
Edmunds, Angela 48 
Elder, Lorin 92 
Ellifritz, Jennifer 86 
Elliot, Leone 145 
Elliot, Linda 92 
Elliot, Lori 87 
Ellis, Pat 92 
English, Dana 38 
Estep, Jeff 114 
Eufrati, Scott 72, 73 

146 Rbduhl-Eufrati 

Fallon, John 12, 13,47 
Fansler, Shelia 122 
Fant, Willie 50 
Fate, Ross 72 
Faulk, Dr. Harry 48, 92 
Faulk, Karen 92 
Feirner, Melissa 48 
Ferrell, Carrie 75 
Fields, Crystal 106 
Fields, Lori 79 
Fields, Robin 79 
Figlar, Heather 70, 77 
Figueroa, Aramis 129 
Fluharty, Donna Jo 77 
Fox, Chris 124, 125 
Frisenda, Julia 75 
Frye, Eilzabeth 92 
Fulda, Dr. Michael 93 
Fullerton, Brent 73 

Gaiters, Ollie 38 
Ganoe, Martha 116 
Ganoe, Mary 116 
Garcia, Jason 120 
Garrett, Doug 129 
Geisinger, Becky 75, 106 
Gennoy, Eddie 5, 64, 65, 86, 98 
George, Laurie 77 
Gibson, Kelly 87 
Gidley, Thomas 51 
Giffin, Kristi 48, 50, 51 
Gilbert, Brad 93 
Gillespie, Scott 64, 92, 98 
Gilmer, Dr. Jerial 92 
Givens, Robin 39 
Gneda, Tom 69, 73 
Goines, Jim 38 
Goodwin, James 92 
Goodwin, Dr. Susan 92 
Gorby, Tammy 133 
Gouldsberry, Jenna 77 
Granitz, Ron 73, 120 
Grattan, Dr. Robert 92 
Greathouse, Christine 74 
Greathouse, Susan 87 
Green, Eunice 38, 49, 140 
Green, Sonny 39, 110 
Greene, Jamie 64 
Gregory, Amy 77 
Gregory, Diana 76 

Gribben, Joe 72 
Griffith, Jeff 120 
Grindo, Jamie 129 
Griscom, Sonja 48, 86 
Groves, Betty 92 
Groves, Stanley 93, 114 
Gump, Amie 74, 93 
Gunter, Jonathon 12,13 
Gustaffsen, Jean Philippe 73, 84 
Gustaffsen, Mark 84, 85 
Gwilliam, Melody 77, 119 

Haddix, Charlene 48 

Hadley, Dr. Harry 39 

Haggerty, Teresa 116,117 

Hague, Kazi 19 

Haines, Billy 100, 122, 124, 125 

Hardman, Julie 77 

Hardman, Stacy 116, 117 

Hargrave, Mike 39 

Harman, B.D. 34 

Harman, Ray 124 

Harmon, Larry A. 36 

Harper, Crystal 74 

Harper, Jason 72 

Harris, Donalyn 50, 51, 86, 87 

Harris, Jon 4 

Hartwig, Brett 135 

Hastings, Irwin 38 

Hatfield, Kevin 110 

Haught, Jan 75 

Haught, Troy 82 

Haymond, Chris 129 

Hayhurst, Kelly 116 

Hein, Brad 70 

Helser, Jeff 50 

Hendershot, Emmett 110 

Henderson, Charlotte 48 

Hennige, Tabatha 74 

Herrington, Laurie 107 

Herrod, Corine 14, 82 

Herrod, Jeanette 82 

Hershman, Cheri 83 

Hess, Randy 100, 110, 113 

Hibbs, Bart 145 

Hickman, Alan 83 

Hickman, Cameron 73 

Hickman, Gary 69 

Hill, Kristi 48 

Hill, Larry 101. 116 

Hiner, Michelle 83 

Hines, Antoinette 38, 87 

Hines, Monica 38 

Hinkle, Brenda 3 

Hinkle, KaCey 74 

Holifield, Michelle 39 

Holmes, Jeffrey 87 
Hooman, Tim 120 
Hooper, Scott 72 
Horbeck, Brian 72 
Hosaflook, Heather 75 
Howell, Martin 119 
Hrapchak, Danielle 75 
Huey, Sandy 47 
Huff, Antoinette 38 
Huffman, Valerie 36 
Hughes, Kelly 76 
Hurley, Heahter 114 

Ice, Jina 83 
Ice, Mary 83 
lorio, Paul 50, 83 
Ivady, Jason 73 

Jackson, Amy 70, 77 
Jacobs, Lori 74 
Jenkins, Frank 64, 82 
Jerden, Vinesia 82 
Johnson, Billy 126, 129 
Johnson, James 46 
Johnson, Sam 128, 129 
Jones, Bernard 38, 39 
Jones, Candi 13 
Jones, Crystal 82 
Jones, Penny 83 
Julian, William 73 

Kalaria, Raj 15 
Kawakami, Miwa 83 
Keener, Beth 87 
Keller, David 72 
Kelley, Renee 76 
Kelley, Ronetta 77 
Kelley, Tammy 83 
Kennedy, Jennifer 74 
Kerr, Amie 77 
Kessel, Rhonda 75 
Kief, Michael 69, 73 
Kile, Tricia 77 
Kinder, Mary 70, 77 
King, Dr. John 93, 142 
Kirby, Ian 73 
Kisner, Alyson 77 
Kisner, Jeff 129 
Knight, Diane 77 

Fallon-Knight 147 

Knight, Lori 83, 99, 44, 64 
Kobasko, Cassie 76, 87, 119 
Kokobo, Makoto 83 
Kotzin, Monte 72, 120 
Kubancik, Roger 50 
Kurahashi, Makiko 82 

Lammon, Dr. Martin 64, 98, 142 

LaPenotiere, Tammy 9, 77 

Lathey, Cheryl 75, 116 

Lavender, Kristen 76 

Lawson, Loretta 87 

Layman, Deb 8 

Layman, Erica 87 

Lazear, Rayann 70, 75 

Leasure, Trish 74 

Lee, James 65 

Legg, Gena 65 

Lemon, Rob 72 

Lemon, William 72, 73 

Lewellyn, Lora 114 

Lewis, Shanon 116 

Lightner, Pam 77 

Limer, Joe 48 

Lipscomb, Christina 77 

Lively, George 87 

Livelym Leslie 34, 36 

Livengood, Sharon 83 

Lobuono, Ann 87 

Lohrey, Scott 73 

Long, Rhonda 77 

Longerbeam, Kelley 106 

Lopez, Frank 99 

LoPrinzi, Neil 87 

Loudin, Jeff 7, 48, 49, 83 

Loudin, Julie 86 

Love, Julie 47, 64 

Lucente, Valerie 145 

Lynch, Donald 87 

Lynch, John 82 

Lyons, Darla 82 

McCloud, Antonio 38 
McCourt, Tonya 34 
McFarland, Marci 87 
McFarren, Anna 2,75 
McGucken, Matt 129 
Mcintosh, Michelle 87 
McMillen, Deborah 82 
Manley, Xenia 122, 123 
Mahalick, Ed 129 
Maholick, John 129 
Mallen, Mark 73 
Manley, Xenia 75 
Marano, Melinda 87 
Marra, Michele 77, 83 
Marshall, Katie 50, 51 
Martin, Darla 83 
Martin, Debbi 116 
Martin, Kenny 17, 49, 77 
Martin, Kevin 120 
Martin, Lisa 77 
Martin, Patrick 38 
Martin, Richard 83 
Martin, Teresa 77 
Martz, Steve 126, 129 
Matthews, Mike 4, 73 
Matuda, Kazumasa 83 
May, Frank 72, 73 
Meade, Kay 49 
Meeks, Amanda 106 
Metzgar, Chris 8, 72, 49 
Michaels, Mariene 75 
Mick, Stacy 116 
Mickey, Julia 14, 87 
Midkiff, Cindi 76 
Miks, Howie 120 
Miller, Coilynn 38, 39 
Miller, Jay 72 
Miller, Laura 114, 75 
Miller, Mark 73 
Minor, Matt 73 
Milinarcik, Mary 82 
Minnich, Jay 34, 36 
Mohnacky, Chris 64 
Moore, Maria 75 
Moore, Stacy 6 
Moran, James 82 
Moran, Lesina 74 
Morgan, Kimberly 87 
Morgan, David 48 
Morgen, Dave 110 
Morris, Cecil 83 
Morris, Pamela 83 
Moseley, Jenny 48 
Mucino, Sergio 124 
Musgrave, Lori 64 

Nagle, Denise 48 
Neal, Heather 18 
Neville, Matt 129 
Newbrough, Stephanie 74 
Newton, Blair 72 
Noose, Daniel 16 

O'Brien, Pat 73 
Oerly, Debra 48, 74 
Oerly, Sandra 74 
O'Dell, Susan 75 
Oleyar, Tracy 77 
Oliver, Amena 38 
Oliver, Gregory 83 
Oliver, Malcom 39 
Onley, Bob 110 
Osbourne, Tom 73 
Oxley, Hallie M. 38, 87 

McCall, Jason 129 

Nagle, Debra 48 

Padlow, Jera 75 
Parker, Tonya 38 
Parks, Jo Ellen 116 
Parravani, Tony 73 
Patterson, Joseph 44 
Patterson, Melissa 64 
Patterson, Samuel 38 
Pauley, Chad 72 
Peabody, Robert 87 
Pearson, Laura 48 
Pennington, Karen 83 
Perri, Frank 48 
Peterson, Angela 83 
Petit, Chasity 5, 79, 75 
Pettito, Steve 113 
Phares, Rachelle 77 
Phillips, Christy 17 
Phillips, Deral 82 
Phillips, Kristy 49 
Phillips, Tom 110 
Piscitelli, Johnny 98, 47 
Plucinski, Sadie 77 
Poe, Kevin 73 
Poling, Brian 48 
Poling, Bruce 73 
Popeck, Anthony 82 
Porter, Denny 120 
Porter, Holly 82 
Post, Chad 134 
Powell, Kim 74 

1 48 Knighl-Powoll 

D ratt, Janet 83 
D reston, Melissa 83 
D rice, Melanie 77 
^rice, Joe 129 
3 ritt, Wendi 79 
D roper, Judy 83 
D rovenzano, Lori 77, 83 

Ramsey, Jeff 44, 45, 47, 50, 51 
Raposo, Liz 77 
Rascoe, Tom 110, 112 
Rase, Andy 72 
Reed, Danyelle 74 
Reed, Keith 73 
Reneman, Brenda 77 
Rennie, Michael 78 
Rhodes, Lisa 84 
Rhymer, Sue Anne 87 
Ribel, Ryan 116 
Rice, Tim 120 
Richardson, Dr. Raymon 48 
Richardson, Steve 73 
Richmond, Craig 72 
Richmond, Scott 73 
Riddle, Wendy 70, 74 
Riggleman, Brad 87 
Riggleman, Michelle 87 
Robb, Mike 83 
Robb, Tammy 87 
Robertson, Hayley 70, 75 
Robinson, Clark 13 
Robinson, Greg 73 
Robinson, Jackie 87 
Robinson, Phil 124, 125 
Robinson, Tony 73 
Rodriguez, Michelle 71,75 
Rogan, Sheliy 44 
Rogers, Harriett 84 
Rogers, Virgil 46 
Rokisky, Jody 114 
Roscoe, Tom 39 
Rosiak, Melissa 35 
Runyan, Bill 72 
Runyan, Debra 84 
Ruscello, Craig 72 
Russell, Janna 64 
Ryan, Robert 84 

Sambuco, Brain 69, 73 

Sams, Doug 101, 100 

Santrock, Kathy 51 

Salyers, Cindy 74 

Satterfield, Cierra 141 

Satterfield, Tiffani 64, 65, 84, 142 

Satterfield, Tim 141 

Schleicher, Christina 64, 84, 139 

Schmiddle, Angie 122, 123 

Schmuck, Matt 120 

Schoonover, Brian 85 

Schwer, Marie 85 

Scott, Michelle 38 

Scott, Mike 73 

Seldomridge, Randall 87 

Shaffer, Christine 84 

Shaffer, Joseph 84 

Shaffer, Nancy 77 

Shahan, Jeff 73 

Sharlip, Carol 93 

Shaugnessy, Terry 99, 119 

Shaver, Douglas 87 

Shay, Heather 44, 45 

Sheets, Martin 84 

Shelosky, Stephanie 77 

Sherman, B.J. 44 

Sherman, Eric 39 

Shipley, Mikki 77 

Shoaff, Mary 84 

Simon, Steven 73 

Simpson, Shelley 84 

Sims, Leslie 51 

Singleton, Crystal 39 

Singleton, Mellissa 87 

Sisler, Sheila 84 

Skidmore, Julie 75, 122 

Smedley, Rhonda 8, 48 

Smith, Carrie 122 

Smith, Chris 85 

Smith, Dorothy 85 

Smith, Lori 85,106,116 

Soplinski, Sherri 75 

Souffrant, Angie 75 

Sparks, Kimberly 85 

Spencer, Barry 84 

Sposato, Mike 49, 72 

Spriggs, Raymond 38 

Spurlock, Kimberly 87, 51, 50, 48 

Spring, Frederick 84 

Stalnaker, Christina 84 

Stamper, Garfy 72 

Starr, J.J. 14, 15 

Steele, Johnna 135 

Stewart, Kim 50 

Stewart, Ryan 72 

Stiles, Mike 13, 44, 45, 47, 64, 84 

Stonko, Gretchen 75 

Stover, Diana 84 

Strader, Michelle 86 

Strawser, Michelle 48 

Strawser, Tenna 84 

Stultz, Deborah 48 

Suttle, Linda 85 

Sutton, Michelle 75 

Swick, Buffy 18, 85 
Swisher, Stacie 87 
Swope, Mike 50 
Sykes, Margarette 85 

Tacy, Meredith 84 

Takarsh, John 84 

Talbott, Mike 48 

Taylor, Gina 48 

Teahan, John 47 

Thomas, Gregory 84 

Thomas, Jeremy 38, 39 

Thompson, April 38 

Thompson, Linda 84 

Thompson, Mary Jo 13, 44, 45, 46, 47 

Thorp, Lori 87 

Tingler, Gregory 84 

Tinney, Laura 64 

Tivis, Lenwood 38 

Tolliver, Armenia 38 

Tomb, Frank 120 

Toothman, Phil 129 

Trent, Scott 110, 112 

Troyer, Hugh 51 

Underwood, Michael 85 
Upton, Patty 77 

Van Alsburg, Warren 73 
Van Hoose, Susan 119 
VanKirk, Tamela 85 
Vanscoc, Star 1 
Vaughers, Vanessa 106 
Veith, Valerie 35 
Villers, Mary Ruth 48, 44 
Vincent, Blaine 73 
Vontobiesen, Antonia 87 

Pratt-Vontobieson 149 

Wang, Wayne 50 
Warman, Brian 72 
Warcholak, Ceri 77 
Washenitz, Frankie 110 
Watkins, Will 51 
Watson, Jennifer 5 
Weber, Daniel K. 160 
Weekley, Kathy 77 
Weese, Steve 45, 46, 64 
Weller, Kirk Dr. 34, 36 
Welty, Amy 85 
West, Rochelle 49, 75 
Westbrook, Stacia 50 
Westerman, Kimberly 74 
Westfall, Kimberly 98 
White, Ann 77 
White, Colin 124 
White, Mary 87 
Whiting, Ron 126, 127, 127 

Whiting, Ronnie 129 
Whorton, Corey 49, 75 
Wiggins, Michelle 70, 77 
Wiggins, Susan 84 
Wilkenson, Giget 82 
Willey, Jennifer 84 
Williams, Lynn 64 
Williams, Wendy 84 
Williamson, Kevin Ray 50, 51 
Wilmoth, Terri 87 
Wilson, Brian 73 
kWilson, Frances 106 
Wilson, Skip 13 
Wilson, Stacy 84 
Wilt, Brian 114, 115 
Winkler, Chessica 87 
Winters, Dave 73 
Wirth, Jon 87 
Wiseman, Marsha 84 
Wiseman, Renee 74 
Wolfe, Marci 4 
Wolfe, Tracy 77 
Wood, Gwen 106 
Wood, Jodi 106, 74 
Woodburn, Leah 77 
Woods, Chris 124, 125 

Woodson, Kevin 73 
Wright, Joe 129, 38 

Yandura, Elizabeth 99 
Yasuzato, Mina 84 
Yates, Billy Jo 116, 77 
Yeager, Jessica 49 
Young, Jim 125 
Yukiewakz, Tim 120 

Zaffino, Marlene 85 
Zontek, Greta 19,68,74,75 

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selfish attempt at redemption by a political novice who failed to realize what he was getting into months ago 
and now wants to heal a wounded ego. 

It may take a while to assess Perot's impact, but there are obvious things to watch and both campaigns 
have reason to worry. 

"Anything that tosses this race up in the air and is an unknown is a good thing for Bush," said Repubican 
pollster Bill Mclnturff. 

And despite his comfortable lead, even Clinton predicts a natural tightening of the race as the election draws 

With a personal fortune and no spending limits to worry about, Perot could easily affect the race if he 
decided to attack one candidate and leave the other alone. 

As he rejoined the race, Perot said he was running to win. Whatever his motivation -- or chances -- Perot is 
back, and he has the potential to affect the race even if he never leaves third place. (All photos and copy 
compliments of the Associated Press). 

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Bill Clinton plays the saxophone 

Bill Clinton, sitting in with the band, turned out an impressive version of "Heartbreak Hotel" as 
Arsenio Hall gestured approvingly in the musical opening of "The Arsenio Hall Show" taping at 
Paramount Studios in June 1992. Hall said of the presidential hopeful's talent on the 
saxophone, "It's Good to see a Democrat blowing something other than an election." 

In an attempt to appeal to a younger generation of voters, Clinton and his aides aimed his 
presidential bid toward 18-25 year-olds by making appearances on MTV and the Arsenio Hall 
Show. (All photos and copy compliments of the Associated Press). 

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President Bill Clinton Inaugurated 

The air filled with cheers as William Jefferson Clinton was sworn into office as the 42nd presidnet of the United States 
on January 20, 1993. 

As he turned to wave to the crowd of hundreds of thousands gathered below him, his 12-year-old daughter, Chelsea, 
bounced over to his side and waved, grinning. 

For the oath-taking, Clinton chose a King James Bible given to him by his grandmother, opened tothe Epistle of Paul 
The Apostle to the Galations, Chapter 6, Verse 8. It read: 

"For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap 
life everlasting." 

During the inaugral ceremony, two of Clinton's favorite performers, Michael Bolten and Kenny G, were ushered into 
seats above the podium. 

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Leanza Cornett crowned 66th Miss America 

On Sept. 19, 1992, 21 -year-old Leanza Cornett of Jacksonville, Florida, 
was chosen by a panel of celebrity judges to represent the United States as 
the 66th Miss America. 

Cornett, a singer and actress, is a sophomore studying communications at 
Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. 

Besides a rhinestone tiara, valued at $1,000, Cornett won a $35,000 
scholarship and a ruby red 1993 Chevrolet Corvette. She also expects to earn 
more than $200,000 from speaking engagements where she plans to speak 
about AIDS awareness. (All Photos and copy compliments of the Associated 


Van Halen, Red Hot Chili Peppers sweep 
ninth annual MTV Video Music Awards 

Van Halen and the Red Hot Chili Peppers swept the ninth annual MTV Video Music Awards on 
September 9, 1992 in Los Angeles, California. 

The Red Hot Chili Peppers won awards for breakthrough video, viewer's choice and art direction. 
Lead Singer Anthony Keidis (Right) is shown displaying the MTV Spaceman trophy backstage. 

Annie Lennox accepted an award for best femal video for "Why." Lennox's song is from her 
best-selling double album, "Diva." 

Lars Uldrich and Kirk Hammett (Above Left), members of Metallica accepted a MTV spaceman 
trophy for the Best Metal/Hard Rock Video award for "Enter Sandman," while Guns N' Roses 
celebrated thei r Michael Jackson Vanguard Award for "Novemeber Rain." (Above at the podium) 
Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan, Gilby Clarke, Dizzy Reed and Matt Sorum accept the award. (All 
photos an d copy compliments of the Associated Press). 

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1992 Summer Olympics: Transformed Forever 

An era of amateurism passed into an age of professionalism, and the Olympics were transformed 
forever, when professional athletes were allowed to compete in the 1992 Summer Olympics in 
Barcelona, Spain. 

Countering the attacks of commercialism, Coach Chuck Daly argued that the presence of 
professionals could do nothing but enhance the event. 

"There's 183 countries and 3 billion people watching these games," Daly said. "And somewhere 
out there now is a 13-year-old who wants to be a Michael or a Magic, a Larry or a Patrick. That's 
the role of these games," he said. "That's what happens in all of these sports. It gives people a 

The United States emerged from its two-decade Olympic funk, finishing only four behind in the 
closest medals race since America won in 1964 in Tokyo. Now it stands poised to rule the sports 
world in Atlanta in 1996 after arguably its greatest Summer Games. 

America's 108 medals surpassed by one the total in 1968 and trailed only the inflated totals of the 
Soviet-boycotted 1984 Los Angeles Games and the 1904 St. Louis Games, attended by just 12 
nations. (All Photos and copy compliments of the Associated Press). 

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Senior Jenny Wince 
spends a bit of her 
free time walking 
around the track at 
Rosier Field. Rosier 
Field is often used 
by students to jog 
and walk or as the 
sight of an intramu- 
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1 25th is truly a different occassion 

^s Fairmont State celebrated its quasicentennial, 
members of the FSC staff and student body 
prepared for what they knew would be a different 

With the construction of the new building on campus, 
and the flying of banners advertising our 1 25th anniver- 
sary, we settled into the typical routine of registration and 
classes with some uproar caused by traffic delays and 
parking problems. 

The 125th anniversary was also cause for both 
celebration and remembrance as students looked back 
upon Fairmont State's history as a normal school and as 
a state institution. The Columns was not to be outdone 
as they published a special 20 page edition devoted 
entirely to Homecoming and the 1 25 year history of FSC. 

Student participation in the 1992 Presidential elec- 
tion also marked a special occassion as it was the first 
time many had participated in a major election. 

The Division of Language Arts and Literature began 
publication of Kestral, a professional art and literary 
journal. Dr. Martin Lammon, Valerie Colander and Dr. 
John King were creditied with beginning the publication. 
Kestral also played host to a variety of writers and poets 
during the Kestral Writers Conference. 

As a whole, the 125th anniversary of Fairmont State 
provided a truly different occassion in which students 
and faculty celebrated in the style that Fairmont was 
infamous for. 

In support of the 
Falcon football 
team, Chris Yanero, 
Kenny Orvac, Ty 
Deller and Gregg 
Hrapchak enjoy the 
competition be- 
tween the Falcons 
and Presbyterian 
Blue Hose. (Right) 
Steve Bowman and 
Larry Herman sup- 
port the team in 
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support their team 
during the October 
17 West Virginia 
State game. Stu- 
dents, alumni other 
and members of the 
Fairmont State fam- 
ily could usually be 
seen supporting the 
team and new Head 
Football Coach 
Doug Sams on 
game day. 

Life is an imitation 
of art. Junior art 
major Neil LoPrinzi 
takes a moment to 
ponder theories of 
art in relation to life 
itself. LoPrinzi is 
taking part in the 
October art depart- 
mental trip to the 
Carnegie Art Mu- 
seum in Pittsburgh. 
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the instructor 
in the Fine 
Arts Depart- 
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Carol" for 
State is ru- 
mored to 
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member, Mike 
Cale, brought 
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The citizens of South Cen- 
tral L.A. rioted following the 
acquittal of four policemen 
charged with beating Rodney 
King. Many innocent victims, 
including Reginald Denny, 
were pulled from their vehicles 
and beaten while millions 
across the nation watched on 
television. During the five days 
of noting, 58 people were killed 
and 600 buildings burned. A 
new trial in Federal Court 
found two of the officers guilty 
of violating King's civil rights. 

• "Suicide doctor" Jack 
Kevorkian wasdismissed on 
two murder charges in Michi- 
gan for assisting in the sui- 
cides of terminally ill patients. 

• Carol Moseley Braun of 
Illinois became the first black 
female elected to the United 
States Senate. • Rush 
Limbaugh gave new life to 
talk radio by capturing the 
loyalty of 14 million midday 
listeners. • Radio's "naughty 
boy," Howard Stern, was 
ranked the top morning show 

in L.A., N.Y.C., and Philadel- 
phia. • The world mourned the 
losses of novelist, Alex Haley; 
founder of WaMVIart, Sam 
Walton; comic, Sam Kinison; 
actor/singer/dancer, Peter 
Allen; Temptations vocalist, 
Eddie Kendricks; Nobel 
Peace Prize winner, 
Menachem Begin; former 
football great, Lyle AJzado; 
Motown's first great female 
star, Mary Wells; and 
Psycho's "Norman Bates," An- 
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A list of the worst abusers of 
check cashing privileges atttie 
House bank was released by 
the House Ethics 
Committee. • Savings and 
Loan officer Charles Keating 
was sentenced to 1 years for 
fraudulently selling bonds. • 
Former Defense Secretary 
Caspar Weinberger was 
charged with committing 
perjury during his Iran/Contra 
testimonies. As one of his final 
duties as president, George 
Bush pardoned Weinberger. 

• Marine and Naval aviators 
allegedly sexually assaulted 26 
women. The Pentagon's 
investigation of the Tailhook 
Scandal forced Navy 
Secretary H. Lawrence 
Garrett into retirement. • 
California suffered its most 
powerful earthquake in 40 
years. Striking the Yucca 
Valley and Big Bear Lake 
areas, the quake registered as 
high as 7.4 on the Richter 
scale. • Hurricane Andrew, 
the most destructive hurricane 
in U.S. history, damages 
100,000 homes and left over 
86,000 people unemployed. 

• The Hawaiian island of Kauai 
was hit by Hurricane Iniki. • 
The young Elvis Presley was 
immortalized on a stamp. • 
Against heavy opposition, Bill 
Clinton promised to lift the 
ban on gays serving in the 
armed forces. • In Waco, 
Texas, a confrontation lasting 
more than a month between 
Alcohol, Tobacco, and 
Firearms (ATF) agents and a 
religious cult founded by 
David Koresh came to a fiery 
and tragic conclusion. • The 
Blizzard of *93 broke snowfall 
records from as far south as 
the Gulf Coast to the northern 
tip of Maine. 



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Promises of a better tomor- 
row and the return of the U.S. 
as an economic superpower 
gave Bill Clinton the boost 
he needed to win the election. 
• George Bush's unsuccess- 
ful re-election bid resulted in 
the end of a 12 year Republi- 
can reign. • With volunteer 
support and plans for ending 
political gridlock, Ross Perot 
became the strongest inde- 
pendent candidate in recent 
history. Perofs popularity fell 
and never recovered after he 
dropped out of the race only 
to return weeks later. • More 
than a half million advocates 
of Pro-Life and Pro-Choice 

marched to the White House 
to express their views on abor- 
tion. • The crash of USAir 
Flight 405 killed 27 passen- 
gers. The plane crashed be- 
cause of an excessive amount 
of snow and ice on the wings. 
• Unemployment figures hit 
a six year high at 7.1%, and 
40% of all workers employed 
were working below their skill 
level, or earning poverty 
wages. • The flooding of down- 
town Chicago businesses 
caused billions of dollars in 
damage. • Bad ground beef 
served at Jack in the Box 
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International sanctions were 
placed on Yugoslavia in 
hopes of ending bloodshed. 
Over 50,000 were killed in 
the Yugoslav Civil War. • 
Manuel Noriega was 
convicted and sentenced to 
40 years for racketeering. • 
Whites in South Africa 
approved a referendum to 
share power with blacks. • 
Boatloads of Haitians were 
forced to return to their 
embattled country when the 
naval base in Guantanamo 
Bay was ordered closed to 

refugees. • President Bush 
refused to sign the Species 
Protection Act created at the 
Earth Summit, or to back 
strict control on pollutants. • 
A baboon liver was 
transplanted into a human; 
the patient died 71 days later. 

• U.S. armed forces were 
deployed to Somalia to 
create safe passage for food 
and medical supply deliveries 
to starving children and adults. 

• In a humanitarian effort, the 
U.S. airlifted food and medical 
supplies to Bosnia. 















Amy Fisher's story wasaired 
on all three major networks. • 
Cheersaired its final episode. 
• Luke Perry was voted the 
favorite 9021 character. • 
B/ossom, starring Mayim 
Bialik and Joey Lawrence, 
and Fresh Prince of Bel Air 
featuring Will Smith were 
two popular TV series among 
teens. • Roseanne Arnold, 
Candice Bergen, Jerry 
Seinfeld andTim Allen were 
four of the most popular per- 
formers on TV. • 902 1 spin- 
offs, Class of '96 starring 
Jason Gedrick, and Melrose 

P/acefeatunng Andrew Shue 
gained popularity with younger 
audiences. • Ren & Stimpy 
became the most notorious 
cartoon couple of the year. • 
Oscar Winners: First timer 
Clint Eastwood won two for 
Unforgiven; Best Actorwentto 
for Scenf of a Woman; and 
Emma Thompson won Best 
Actress for Howard's End. Hit 
Movies of 92-93: Sister Act, 
The Bodyguard, A League of 
Their Own, Batman Returns, 
Patriot Games. White Men 
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Oprah Winfrey's interview 
with Michael Jackson was 

the fourth most watched en- 
tertainment show in history. • 
Billy Ray Cyrus' hit "Achy 
Breaky Heart" landed him in- 
stant success. • "Give It Away" 
pushed the Red Hot Chili 
Peppers into the spotlight. • 
Whitney Houston's remake 
of "I Will Always Love You" 
helped The Bodyguard 
soundtrack remain in the #1 
spot for months. • Freddy 
Mercury of Queen was hon- 
ored at the "Concert for Life." 
• Eric Clapton walked away 
with six Grammys including 
Record, Album, and Song of 
the Year. • Other Grammy 
Award winners were U2, 

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Celine 
Dion and Peabo Bryson, K.D. 
Lang, Nine Inch Nails, Vince 
Gill, Chaka Kahn, Boyz II Men, 
Marty Stewart and Travis Tritt, 
Mary-Chapin Carpenter, Sir 
Mix A Lot, Arrested Develop- 
ment, and Jon Secada. • 
Some of the Hottest Musi- 
cians of the year were Sonic 
Youth, Neneh Cherry, L7, 
Trisha Yearwood, Dr. Dre, 
Garth Brooks, Vanessa Will- 
iams, Kriss Kross, TLC, Marky 
Mark, Nirvana, Harry Connick, 
Jr., Linear, Ce Ce Peniston, 
Ugly Kid Joe, Shai, Michael 
Bolton, Metallica, Pearl Jam, 
Wreckx-rvEffect, REM, Kenny 
G, Reba McEntire, Wynonna 
Judd, and Def Leppard. 

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The Chicago Bulls repeated 
as NBA Champs by defeat- 
ing the Portland Trailblaz- 
ers. • In '92, Duke Univer- 
sity won their second con- 
secutive NCAA Basketball 
Championship. • The great- 
est basketball team ever as- 
sembled represented the 
USA at the XXV Summer 
Olympiad in Barcelona. Nick- 
named the Dream Team, 
they swept the competition 
and were awarded the gold 

medal. • The Alabama 
Crimson Tide celebrated 
its centennial season by rout- 
ing the defending national 
champion Miami Hurri- 
canes 3413. This Sugar 
Bowl victory made the Tide 
the undisputed National 
Champions of College Foot- 
ball. • The Buffalo Bills suf 
fered a third consecutive 
winless trip to the Super Bowl. 
The victorious Dallas Cow- 
boys ran away with Super 

Bowl XXVII. • Tennis great 
Arthur Ashe died less than 
one year after he announced 
he had contracted AIDS 
through a blood transfusion. 
• In '93, North Carolina 
won the NCCA Basketball 
Championship. • After a hip 
replacement, "Bionic" Bo 
Jackson returns to the 
sports world. During the Chi- 
cago White Sox's '93 sea- 
son home opener, Jackson 
slapped a 400ft. homerun. 

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